*Shortness of breath
*Loss of taste/smell
*Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Some folks who are infected are:
However, we believe they can still spread infection.
In the ER, we have a new saying..."Everyone has COVID"
One thing we have learned in hospitals is that outbreaks occur among employees and colleagues, too, because it is easy to let your guard down.
It is important to realize that the same precautions need to be followed colleagues, not just students.
*Physical distancing as much as possible
Some hospitals have developed disinfection protocols (e.g. UVC). Others use a rotation where a set of masks are used, stored in paper bag and reused after 5 days to be sure the virus is "dead."
*Hold classes outdoors, opening windows
*Avoid high risk activities e.g. singing
*Increase air exchanges in the building
*Offering maximum PPE to teachers
Decreasing community spread so that fewer people aren't coming into schools infected is incredibly important. Schools do not operate in a vacuum.