Back to School Safety Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding Covid-19
With schools opening up for students this fall, it is important that students are educated properly on how to stay healthy and reduce the spread of Covid-19. People are afraid that the virus might start spreading uncontrollably once schools are opened, but opening educational institutions is necessary. Below are a few of the most important things that you should do if you are returning to school this fall.
- Social Distance
Social distancing is the process of staying at least 6 feet from other people so that you can reduce the spread of Covid-19. Infected people can transmit the virus through their breath or cough, so it is important to keep your distance. If you eat lunch with other students, you should never share food or drinks. You should also avoid sharing other classroom items such as pencils and paper.
- Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask is one of the most important things that you can do while at school. Wearing a mask will not only save you from getting the disease, but it will also reduce the spread of Covid-19 if you are infected. Even if you are practicing social distancing, you should still keep your mask on until you return to your dorm room or leave campus to go home.
- Sanitize Regularly
If you happen to touch a contaminated object, your hands can pick up the virus from it and spread the virus. If you touch your mouth or nose, you could get infected after touching a contaminated object. It is important to sanitize your hands regularly. Going to the bathroom to wash your hands a lot might not be possible, so it is important to keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Alcohol-based sanitizers are the most effective, so try and buy that kind of hand sanitizer if possible.
Watch Out for Symptoms
Taking safety precautions is not enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Monitor your health daily and look out for any indication of symptoms of the disease, and if you notice any symptoms, contact your professor(s) and a doctor and do not go to class. It is also important to get tested for the disease, so that you will know for sure that you are not carrying Covid-19.
Practice Safety Measures at Home
The risk of getting Covid-19 is not only high for students, but it is also high for families. If you are a parent, make sure your children wash their hands and change clothes as soon as they come home. We also recommend keeping hand sanitizer near the door of your house, so that family members can sanitize their hands when they get home or leave the house.
The risk of Covid-19 is real, but the world cannot sustain itself in a state of lock-down forever. It is absolutely necessary to open up schools, markets, and offices. While there’s no cure for the disease, taking safety measures is the only thing that we can do if we want to reduce the spread of the virus. Follow the tips mentioned in this article, and contact your school’s medical office to make sure that you follow all of the Covid-19 policies at your school.