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Tips to prevent corona before your son goes to summer camp


Experts say summer camps can be safe for children, but there are many things parents should keep in mind, among them safety protocols such as physical distancing, wearing masks and camping disinfection practices.


They also urge parents not to send their children to the camp if they show any symptoms of the Corona virus, such as fever, cough or headache, according to what was published by "Healthline".


"Parents will need to be aware of the risk factors of their children, other family members, and vaccinations in order to make these decisions," said Dr. Sarah Shaffer-Dero, pediatrician at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC.


It would be helpful to also consider the risk factors that might make sending your child to camp more difficult, including underlying health conditions or the presence of a family member with weak immunity.


"If you compare it to being in school, outdoor campgrounds are definitely less of a concern from a coronavirus perspective than sharing classroom space with 20-30 other children," said Dr. Jane Brull, a family practitioner practitioner in Kansas.


"If you compare it to going home in a single-family residence, the camp will be considered more dangerous because it exposes children to people from outside their families," she added.


Summer camps should focus on:

Physical distancing


Strict decontamination protocols


Wear masks


cleaning hands


Vaccination (when available)


She explained: “Families should make sure that children have enough masks to spend their day with clean / dry masks and wash them after each use, and children should wash their hands frequently, including after returning home for the day.

 

And she continued: If the rates of Coronavirus infection are high in the region, then frequent disinfection and washing of belongings that go with the child to the camp will certainly be appropriate.


She said: "Requiring vaccination for any eligible child will significantly reduce the risk of transmission, so immunize your children between the ages of 16 and 17 now and put younger children on waiting lists for immunization once vaccinations are approved for younger ages."

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