As we embark on this second shut-down and see our COVID #s consistently high, I wanted to check-in and see how you and your family are doing. Most schools are virtual at this point, save for childcare/preschool (so Wren is still in school), most are still working from home, and a lot of things that were starting to feel close to normal (eating out, going to the park and beach) have been shut down again. I know we were hoping that this outbreak would be under control by now and that we’d have all the information we need to make wise decisions moving forward. For now, though, there really is no right or wrong decision, and the best we can do is be positive and adaptable while continuing to do our part by masking, hand washing, and social distancing.
With COVID numbers going up, the likelihood of being exposed gets higher. If you suspect you or your child has been exposed to someone with COVID19, please give us a call at 808.975.9595 or text us at 808.431.3161 so we can help you figure out what do do next.
- A recent study at Massachusetts General Hospital found that symptom profiles did not predict between a positive and negative COVID test. The most common symptoms in their study were: congestion, runny nose, cough, fever, and sore throat.
- While the AAP and children’s hospital networks report a 21% increase in COVID for the pediatric population in the last few weeks, the data still support that transmissibility (between children and from children to adults) is low.
Some resources for families working and learning from home:
- Today.com gathered resources for families embarking on homeschooling
- Here’s a comic for kids to help them understand COVID and the changes we’re experiencing. Here’s a local book for keiki to explain the same.
- Here are learning resources from Reading Rockets to keep kids learning at home
- Here are some articles & resources for distance learning from Understood
There’s an increased risk of accidents with everyone being at home, so we’ll dive more into how to keep our keiki safe in a future newsletter.