Parent Checklist

Practice and reinforce good prevention habits with your family-

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and always after:
    • Going to the bathroom
    • Before eating
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Keep your child at home if sick with any illness –

  • If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Monitor your child for the following symptoms:
    • Temperature over 100.0
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Body/Muscle aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Be prepared if your child’s school is temporarily closed or he/she is sent home due to Covid related illness.
  • Help your school by reinforcing healthy behaviors including:
    • Staying home if you or your child are sick.
    • Washing your hands
    • Social distancing
    • Wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible

If your school is dismissed or your child stays home –

  • Talk to your school regarding options for digital and distance learning.
  • Discourage children and teens from gathering while school is dismissed.
  • Work with your school/local health department to determine when your child should return due to illness – ongoing communication is necessary.