I’m worried about sending my child back to school during Covid. I’m worried about him getting sick. At the same time, I’m worried about him wearing a mask all day, having to stay away from his friends, and how all of this will affect him. What advice do you have for parents sending their kids back to school?
Covid has been troubling for all of us, and I know it is especially troubling for you right now as schools are open again. Unfortunately, physicians don’t agree on how to handle everything and neither do medical researchers. Some believe masks are the way while research shows they may not be the most effective method for preventing spread. The media dogmatically claims that one side is wrong and the other right when really, we just don’t know.
The truth is none of us is OK living with not knowing. But during a time like this, we have to be. Fortunately, there are a few things we do know about kids and Covid. Keep these in mind as your child transitions back to school.