Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has decided to re-open Florida Schools. The problem is that Florida is one of the nation’s corona-virus hot spots which makes it a high probability that our children might be expose to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say a safe standard for reopening schools would be a corona-virus positivity rate below 5 percent. Now according to Johns Hopkins University, Florida positivity rate at this point in time is at 17.47 percent. This suggest that Florida Schools should not re-open for face to face learning. It’s of great concern that Orange County Public Schools for the city I’m leaving in won’t be able to guarantee the safety of our staff and students. At this point 50 percent of the school’s students have opted to take online-only classes for the beginning of the semester. The other 50 percent will be attending face to face learning. The question is what can be done for those who chose to attend school for face to face learning?
Those families should protect their children and themselves as best as possible by adhering to certain rules in regards to the corona-virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested the following:
Wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, after handling your mask, after caring for someone sick, after changing a diaper, and after touching animals or pets.
Avoid Close contact- Remember to stay at least 6 feet of distance (two arm length ) between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others who don’t live in your household. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Remember that Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Cover coughs and sneezes- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Monitor Your Health Daily- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19 such as lack of taste or smell. Take your temperature before going to school or work.
Remember Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
I made available some pictured links to products such as masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and thermometers you can purchase through my links. May you and your family stay safe and healthy, The word says “Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge says the Lord.” this is your boy ReyRey be blessed.