Should I pull my child out of school because of Covid-19 concerns? An expert explains
This all occurs as schools are returning for in-person instruction around the country. Many parents are wondering: Are schools safe? What happens if they don't follow the public health precautions as proscribed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Should parents who can pull kids out of school, or are there other methods to help reduce risk?
Consider the different layers that can help keep schools safe. One is if everyone eligible to be vaccinated is vaccinated. That's parents, teachers, staff and all adolescents age 12 and older. Parts of the country that have higher vaccination rates also have lower infection rates among children.
Another layer is testing. The CDC recommends
at least weekly testing for unvaccinated children in areas of substantial or high transmission. Testing itself doesn't …
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