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Parents–we know that the return to school for fall 2020 is fraught with worries and concerns over your child’s safety. Beyond the concerns, there are plenty of questions when the time arrives for in-person learning: What are the risks in the school cafeteria? What about study hall? What about the safety for kids who ride the school bus?
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As school districts across Texas grapple with how to safely reopen in COVID-19 pandemic, we found a simple ‘Know-your-risk’ chart to help parents, students and teachers that eliminates the confusion about certain key risks. It’s a K-12 infograph that’s designed by medical and epidemiological experts that clearly outlines the risks of certain school activities, according to COVID-19 Recovery Consulting.
The chart breaks down school routines into categories like classwork, transportation, and recess and then uses color codes to identify risk level. The information is based upon CDC and National Academy of Science recommendations.
From band practice to cafeteria time, each activity is evaluated from highest to lowest risk level. To find out all the risk levels of school activities, access the ‘Know-your-risk’ chart here.
Here are some of highest risk activities:
- Riding school bus
- Public transportation
- Band/orchestra practice
- Drama performances
Here are some of the medium risk activities:
- Cafeteria lunch line
- Indoor eating
- Indoor non-contact sports
These are some of the lowest risk activities:
- Commuting to school in car (household members only)
- Walking or riding a bicycle