6 Key steps to preventing the spread of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched us in ways that we could not have imagined. It has affected almost every area of our lives including school. Attending schools will look different to families and students due to the  safety measures in place to help reduce the spread of COVD-19. We can not guarantee that your student will not be exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting, but we do know that transmission of the virus is low in the school environments due to the safety measures that are implemented. By following 6 key steps we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and get kids back in school.  

  1. Stay home if you are sick- Turn in the COVID screening forms before you come into the buildings.  If your student is sick with COVID -19 symptoms or you can answer yes to any of the questions listed in the screening we do encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider or to obtain a COVID test at one of the testing centers ( Please also notify the school office.

  2. Wash your hands- The gold standard is washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  3. Cover your coughs or sneeze
  4. Wear a mask- Link to the Lodi School District mask information
  5. Maintain 6 foot distancing (even with fabric coverings on)
  6. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces- Most disinfectants take about 10 mins to dry to be effective.

Resources for Parents: Studies are showing the omicron variant is infecting more pediatric patients compared to the alpha – delta variants. Dr. Chao has provided COVID-19 pediatric focused resources from COVID-19 resources Healthy Children. These are important resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


COVID-19 resources healthy children 

What is Close Contact?

Check out this website for better understanding of Close Contact



Washing your hands

Cloth Face Mask

Stay Home when Sick

Lavarse las Manos

Usar una Cubierta de Tela Para la Cara

Quedarse en Casa Cuando esta Enfermo

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special situations - children wearing a mask
wearing gators and face shields
Special Situations on wearing glasses and masks


How to clean your mask

Masks should be washed daily. Always remove masks correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used mask.

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask
  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry

For more information visit How to Wash Masks on the CDC website