What to Know About COVID-19 for the 2022-2023 School Year

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September 5, 2022
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What to Know About COVID-19 for the 2022-2023 School Year

It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least, ever since COVID-19 emerged in 2020. This has proven especially true for families. You and your kids have gone through a lot in the last two years. Remote learning, vaccinations, mask-wearing, and a rapidly-changing environment are enough to wear anyone down.

Luckily, most of us now see the other side of a widespread global pandemic. Regardless, keeping your kids safe as they return to school for the 22-23 academic year is of utmost importance. If you’re a parent worried about your kids’ health and safety, here’s everything you should know.

Implications of COVID-19 this School Year

Although the CDC has lifted many of its former regulations for the 22-23 school year, it’s still important to remain cautious. Many rules are now being left to states and schools to determine the best preventive measures for COVID-19.

In most cases, students and staff are no longer required to wear face masks indoors. However, schools will have the option to distribute masks to those who want and need them. Some schools may ask students to wear masks in hallways, with looser classroom regulations. Students will be encouraged to follow their comfort levels. They can wear a mask if they want to, but it will no longer be required.

Depending on the state and county laws, the COVID-19 vaccination may be required for students and staff. However, vaccination is required for in-person learning in California as of 2021. If you aren’t vaccinated, you can get yours today.

Encourage children to wash hands after sneezing, going to the bathroom, coughing, or in between meals. Encourage children to wash hands after sneezing, going to the toilet, coughing, or in between meals. Many schools now have sanitizing stations, but you can send your kids to school with their own sanitizer.

Remote learning may also be an option depending on your state, county, and school regulations. Remote may be available if you’re not ready to send your child back for in-person learning. Look into your local COVID-19 guidelines today.

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to minors between 6 months-17 years. More often than not, the COVID-19 vaccine is an effective and safe preventive measure for children. Dosages of the vaccine will be adjusted based on age, and children receive a much smaller dose of the vaccine than adults.

Many parents are still skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine for their children, which is understandable. However, the CDC recommends that children as young as six months should get the primary series of the vaccine. For more information, you can consult CDC guidelines about vaccinations for children.

The COVID-19 vaccine is an effective preventive measure in the upcoming 22-23 school year.

What to Know About the COVID-19 Booster Shot

For minors, the booster shot is only available to those who are eligible. Depending on the brand of vaccination you receive, booster regulations may vary.

Children 5 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot. You can speak with a trusted physician to discuss eligibility for your child.

BASS Medical is Here to Support Your Family

BASS Medical is committed to keeping you and your family safe during the 22-23 school year. You can visit our COVID-19 Resource Center to learn more about how to navigate this ever-changing medical landscape. As always, we invite you to call us with any questions at (925) 350-4044.