Following basic principles can help keep students, teachers, and staff safe at school and help stop the spread of this disease. Recommendations for healthy schools are:
- Sick students, teachers, and other staff should not come to school
- Schools should enforce regular hand washing with safe water and soap, alcohol rub/hand sanitizer or chlorine solution, and, at a minimum, daily disinfection and cleaning of school surfaces
- Schools should provide water, sanitation, and waste management facilities and follow environmental cleaning and decontamination procedures
- Schools should promote social distancing (a term applied to certain actions that are taken to slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease, including limiting large groups of people coming together.
Know the latest facts:
Understand basic information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including its symptoms, complications, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent transmission. Stay informed about COVID-19 through reputable sources such as UNICEF, WHO, NCDC, and national health ministry advisories. Be aware of fake information/myths that may circulate by word-of-mouth or online.