Health official breaks down how to protect your kids as they head back to school this fall

As parents prepare to send their kids back to school, a pediatric infection disease doctor in the Bronx is offering advice on how to protect your kids from the spread of the delta variant when they return to the classroom.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2021, 11:48 AM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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As parents prepare to send their kids back to school, a pediatric infection disease doctor in the Bronx is offering advice on how to protect your kids from the spread of the delta variant when they return to the classroom.
With the surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 cases are rising. Doctor Carine Hedari says a way to ensure your child is safe is to be comfortable with the school's safety plan. She also says to make sure social distance and proper ventilation are included. Additionally, remember to talk to your kids about their safety on their level.
"The fact that wearing that mask is absolutely important to prevent these germs from making them sick," Dr. Hedari says.
As far as extracurriculars, outdoor activities where kids are masked and properly distanced are OK, but avoid the rest.
Dr. Hedari said the most important thing for parents this school year is to reinforce mask wearing and distancing to protect children as things are constantly evolving.


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