COVID-19 Information Center: get the latest on vaccines, testing, screening, visitors and post-COVID support >>
This school year doesn’t look like any others before it. We’re in uncharted territory dealing with the pandemic.
Schools are grappling with new policies to prevent the spread of SARS-2-CoV, the virus that causes COVID-19, and parents are struggling with how to handle the school year.
Depending on your school’s policies and your family’s preferences, your child may be attending school virtually, in-person or a combination of the two.
Whatever the situation, schools, parents and kids all need to make adjustments. In order get through the school year, everyone will need to be adaptable.
Here are some solutions to barriers that may arise during virtual or in-person school this year:
It will be especially important this school year to communicate (through email or phone) with your child’s teacher and attend (most likely virtual) school meetings so you can bring up any concerns and get your questions answered.
Regardless of whether your child will be attending school in-person or virtually, make sure he/she is up-to-date on recommended vaccines, including the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that all school-aged children should get an influenza flu vaccine every season, with rare exceptions. It is especially important this year because we do not yet know if being sick with COVID-19 at the same time as the flu will result in more severe illness.
Flu vaccines are available through your child’s primary care physician. Contact your doctor’s office to schedule your flu shot. Find a doctor.
Schedule your child’s doctor appointment online or through the MyEEHealthTM mobile app.
We’re offering Video Visits for the care you need today, from the comfort of home. Learn more about Video Visits.
Learn more about our children’s services.
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