How Do You Feel About Sending Kids Back to School?

July 22, 2020

As the start of school approaches in the United States, parents, teachers, and caregivers are wrestling with how to educate and care for children safely. Medscape asked five medical experts in pediatric infectious disease who consult at the local, state, and national levels about their thoughts on sending children to school and daycare and what best practices might be.

Many important questions don't yet have answers. "We are still learning about SARS-CoV-2 and its effect on children," said Kristina Bryant, MD, of Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. "What we think we know today may not be what we know in October."

Some experts have brainstormed ideas that could minimize risks to get at least some kids back into some classrooms.

Among the ideas: batch testing kids by classroom, creative seating arrangements, and more recess. Tell us your thoughts.

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