However, it is vital that everyone strictly adhere to social distancing measures when venturing out to keep themselves and others safe. It is also an exciting time for children, as they await their school reopening and the chance to meet up with friends and teachers they have not seen in a long time. Because there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, parents may feel uneasy about preparing their children for the return to school. There has been news from neighboring countries of children who have gone back to school only to contact COVID-19 and become part of a second wave of the disease. So what can parents do to help keep their children safe?
Whether we are talking about COVID-19 or any other infectious disease, parents must understand and implement preventive measures. There are often outbreaks of infections or diseases whenever a school reopens after its annual break. Such infections traditionally include influenza, dengue fever, RSV, and hand, foot and mouth disease. Preventive measures, which can keep both parents and their children free from illness and disease, remain of paramount importance.