Still Go To School
Amidst the increasing spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in the United States, concern about what to do has grown as well. A big question is: should, and how much, people change their daily routine due to the outbreak.
Currently, in the US, COVID-19 is not as prevalent as in other countries. The need for a massive change in routine (except for the addition of preventive measures, you should add those to your routine) is not currently needed. This means that you do not need to avoid crowded places. However, if you are sick, have a weak immune system (like the elderly), or have respiratory problems, then you may want to avoid crowded areas. This avoidance is to protect your health, as these things would put you at risk. If you are sick or have had contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19, you should avoid having outside contact if possible, for others’ safety.
This also means kids should still go to work and school unless someone diagnosed with COVID-19 has entered their school or work area. It is also important to note that although susceptible to infection, those who are younger are extremely less likely to suffer extreme or life-threatening issues from COVID-19.
If you do go outside, remember to wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap for 15 seconds (or hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol base), avoid touching your face, and keep a 6-foot distance with those coughing and sneezing. If you are sick and go outside, we recommended for you to wear a mask to protect the people around you.
Stay safe out there!