dangolka (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. When you’ve got a query for Dr. Mallika, e mail her or message her on Fb or Twitter.
Dr. Mallika is providing her greatest recommendation, however as at all times, seek the advice of your private physician earlier than making any choices about your private well being.
“I’m a single father and diabetes affected person. How secure is it for me to ship my two daughters again to highschool?” – Ng
To be sincere, we don’t know. We do know that youngsters can get contaminated, however we nonetheless don’t absolutely perceive how properly youngsters can transmit the virus to others. The excellent news is the variety of circumstances right here within the Bay State is low and we hope that faculties are taking the required precautions to maintain youngsters and workers secure. However it is a laborious determination for particular person households to make.
“If we can’t have greater than 25 individuals indoors, how is it secure to ship youngsters again to dorms and in-person lecture rooms?” – Tracey in Melrose
I do know most faculties try to restrict the variety of youngsters in a specific room in order to keep up some social distancing. Our faculties, for instance, are spreading youngsters out into the cafeteria, the gyms, and outside tents, so there aren’t too many individuals in a single house at any given time.
“Would you contemplate it a secure choice to ship a toddler to highschool with a lunchbox and reusable water container, or would a ‘brown bag’ lunch be a better option?” – Johnny
It’s in all probability advantageous to ship a reusable lunchbox and water bottle and higher for the atmosphere. Simply wash them properly when your youngster comes residence. There are some varieties you may simply throw within the dishwasher.
“I work in a faculty district in MA that will likely be in-person beginning in September. My colleagues are speaking about sporting scrubs. Is it secure to put on common clothes in lecture rooms with college students?” – Florrie
Whereas scrubs are snug and handy, sporting common clothes must be advantageous. If youngsters are sporting masks, your garments actually shouldn’t get too contaminated. Simply change your garments as quickly as you get residence and throw them within the laundry. And perhaps go away your sneakers on the door or within the storage.