COVID-19 NEWS: Preparing Kids to Go Back to School Amid a Pandemic — Hopkins Medicine

September 20th, 2021 | Posted By: acalder8 | Posted in News

Children across the nation are heading back to school, a time of year that can bring a variety of emotions from excitement to anxiety. However, this school year has an extra layer of uncertainty amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s important to take precautions to fight the spread of the disease in the classroom — particularly as the highly contagious delta variant is circulating.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (JHCC) experts recommend the following:

  • Children 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Students should wear a mask with at least two layers of tightly woven fabric.
  • Masks should fit well, covering the nose and mouth.

Read the full article at Johns Hopkins Medicine Newsroom.

“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine and wearing a face mask are the two most important strategies to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in schools and to keep children safely learning in person,” says JHCC pediatrician Kate Connor, M.D., M.S.P.H.