It will be more important than ever this year to keep kids at home if they are sick when schools reopen according to two Door County Medical Center doctors. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise and Pediatrician Dr. Amy Forgarty answered questions for over an hour Thursday night outlining how schools, parents, teachers, and students can ensure a safe return to school this fall. Dr. Fogarty says it is important for parents to pay attention to the symptoms to make the decision between allergies or something worse.
There are also other concerns about the mental health of students when it comes to the look and feel the school year could bring. She says the risk might be greater if they do not try at all.
Fogarty advises parents to get their kids used to wearing masks now so they are prepared to wear them during the school day this fall.