PIDS Conversation about Reopening Schools - Shared screen with speaker view
Can you please share the link with the attendees as well
The recent from report from National Academies also prioritizes need for in-person for K-5 and kids with special needs.
Annabelle de St. Maurice
Someone should address protection of teachers-they all should have face shields.
could you share the CID study
Yung CF, Kam K, Nadua KD, et al. Novel coronavirus 2019 transmission risk in educationalsettings. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2020; ciaa794, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa794
What policies should schools have for teachers who may be at increased risk of complications (high BMI, underlying conditions, age > 65)?
Jim Cherry. See my paper in JPIDS Masks/Face Shields coming out next week.
How about 3 feet between students and 6 feet between students and adults?
There are face shields with drapes that might act as a barrier for aerosols.
My 4 y/o and her entire class of other 4 y/o’s have been wearing masks in their full-day daycare for weeks here in Nashville and they all seem to be doing great. She has an Elsa Frozen mask (and others in a daily rotation) and it goes fine.
We need to make mask-wearing cool! Fashion statement.
The manuscript is under review. We hope to have the summary document for families available in the next week
what do people think about screening procedures prior to entering the school buildings?
Thank you all for your expertise, has anyone discussed pooled testing in school groups to assess for how prevalent the disease is in the population?
Any thoughts on pooled testing of classroom cohorts?
hopefully we will see fewer infections overall with physical distancing and masking
Having had more experience with distance learning, it should make it easier for kids to stay home with the mildest of symptoms and still connect to class
For schools that have an school-based clinic, COVID testing may not be feasible (cost, supply chain/demand). Can rapid flu testing during winter season maybe help to suggest a non-COVID cause of illness?
The logistics (availability of tests and staffing) of rapid and reliable testing in the school setting?
Thinking about this in the reverse, we also need very liberal sick leave policies for teachers (even a runny nose buys you a sick day).
When there is a child who tests positive, what happens to the rest of the kids and teacher in their classes?
I am ID doc, working in a school clinic in NYC for the past year, so crafting an algorithm for our clinic. Would be helpful to have a repository of different plans and guidance to adapt to a particular setting
Has anyone attempted athletics guidance?
when does the quarantine for the other kids/teacher in the class begin - as soon as someone is out with any symptom? once someone gets a covid test (if they have access) and is officially a PUI? only once a positive test is confirmed?
Agree - we need more guidance on athletics
I am the parent of a 1 yr and 3 yr old who have continued to go to our hospital-adjacent daycare in NYC throughout the pandemic. No masks for the kids, obviously no enforceable distancing, albeit lower volume of enrollment than usual. No known cases among providers/parents/kids at the center.
Thank you Megan!
Thanks everyone - this was great.
My son’s school is planning masks and face shields for students/teachers. Thank you for all the great discussion.
Thank you everyone!
This is a huge problem with teenagers who’re currently congregating in the park next to my house :). Thank you all!
Thanks Kris! These conversations are so important! Keep them going!
These forums are really helpful, thank you
Thanks for organizing this!
Thank you all!
Great presentations! Thanks to all the presenters!