It’s barely the middle of August and kids are heading back to school… sorta. Some will be doing it online and others in person. Unlike years past when the big deal was hitting Office Depot for school supplies, this year’s big deal is the risk of sending a youngster out the door to school.
Luckily, the folks at Children’s Health have provided “Back-To-School Guidance” suggestions. They’ve broken down various health conditions (diabetes and endocrinology, heart/cardiology, oncology, etc.) and their risk factors for children.
The content also extends to the health issues of other members of the family and how they should be taken in consideration about the child’s participation in the school year.
According to Children’s, “A household’s risk is defined by the person in the household with the highest risk. If there are four people in a house and one has moderate to high risk of complications from COVID-19, then all household members should follow the same precautions.
“While we do not yet fully understand the risk of transmissibility from children to adults, any high-risk medical condition or immune-compromising medication should be considered in the risk assessment. These guidelines can be used a resource for having conversations with the medical team caring for adults with increased risk who are household members with children that may be returning to school.”
*Photo courtesy of Children's Medical Center Foundation