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.