From an interview with
Dr. Meghan Jordan
McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence West
With the home quarantine ended, families need to focus on preventive measures to help their children avoid COVID-19. McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Meghan Jordan explains.
Here are the main points of Dr. Jordan’s comments:
Until there is an effective coronavirus vaccination or numbers of new cases significantly decline, we need to take measures to help slow the spread. COVID-19 spreads predominantly through respiratory droplets. So, keeping a six-foot distance and social distancing are effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In situations where you’re not able to social distance — such as at a crowded store, grocery store or an event that you need to attend — you should wear a face covering.
Remember, wearing a face covering keeps your germs in. If you wear a face covering, you’re protecting your neighbor. If your neighbor wears a face covering, they’re protecting you. If both people are wearing a face covering, the risk of COVID-19 transmission is significantly reduced. Along with social distancing and face coverings, one of the most important was top prevent the spread of coronavirus is washing your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
Here are the recommendations for children wearing face coverings:
During this time of pandemic, many sports and events are cancelled. Youth hang out with their friends. So, it’s important to remember that kids still need to be kids. Make sure they’re going outside and doing active things. It’s also very important during this time to continue getting your child medical care. Don’t avoid coming to the doctor. Seek medical care when it’s important. Our offices are open and safe for you.
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