CDC Shares Preparedness Checklist For Parents

rotect your family from COVID-19 by practicing and promoting everyday healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided this checklist to plan and take action during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Plan And Prepare

—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 hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

—Keep your child at home if sick with any illness

—If your child is sick, keep them at home and contact your healthcare provider

—Talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.

School Dismissal Childcare Program

—Read or watch local media sources that report school dismissals or stay in touch with your school.

—Talk to your school about options for digital and distance learning

—Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community

—Seek guidance from your school administrator to determine when students and staff should return to schools 

While school districts are current closed in Nassau County, key decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis based on the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the specific situation in the community. Students and staff should be prepared for durations that could last several weeks. 

—Information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

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