As we continue through the 2020-2021 school year, some schools are in person, some are remote, and still others are offering a hybrid option. Therefore, it is more important than ever for teachers, students and families to practice healthy habits.
Everyone should work together to remember, practice and promote healthy habits, both in the classroom and at home. Together, we can help minimize the spread of illness-causing germs, giving students the chance to be at their very best to learn and grow.
Here are five healthy habit tips to continuously remind your school communities about. These should be practiced daily, both at school and outside of the classroom:
- Practice healthy habits together: Practice good hygiene habits like covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Practicing these habits both at home and in the classroom can go a long way to keeping all of us healthy.
- Remind each other of CDC-recommended guidelines: The CDC recommends wearing masks to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people. Remind each other to wear facial coverings and keep a social distance when possible to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs. If there are specific instances when wearing a mark may not be feasible, consider adaptation and alternatives whenever possible.
- Encourage usage of Welcome Back Packs: Lysol’s Welcome Back Packs are designed to help support in-person learning and can be downloaded and printed at Lysol.com/HERE. They include fun and educational resources and materials such as posters, mirror clings, floor decals and more to help schools educate students on healthy habits. It is always helpful to have reminders that we need to be practicing healthy habits every single day around the school.
- Keep children home if they feel sick: If your child displays signs of illness or had recent close contact with a person with COVID-19, make sure to keep them home to avoid spreading germs to other students and faculty.
- Promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle: Part of staying healthy is being healthy! It’s still important to make sure that you and your family get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, maintain a balanced diet and are physically active. Remind each other about everyday lifestyle healthy habit tips along with tips to help stop the spread of illness-causing germs.
For more information on HERE for Healthy Schools and to download the Welcome Back Packs, please visit Lysol.com/HERE.