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Posted on September 15, 2021 at 1:38 PM by Nancy McCormick
Loudoun County health officials encourage everyone involved in the care and education of children to utilize multiple prevention strategies to protect young people from COVID-19 while they are attending school in person this fall.
“We learned during the last school year how important in-person education is for so many of our children, so we want to focus on keeping the schools safe learning environments,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “If we all work together and use a layered approach to prevention, we increase the ability of our schools to remain open safely and minimize disruptions in our children’s education.”
Dr. Goodfriend says the current high level of community transmission of the coronavirus, the continued spread of the Delta variant and the fact that children under 12 are not vaccinated heighten the need to maintain multiple prevention strategies in public and private schools, particularly in elementary schools where children are not yet eligible for vaccination.
Health official recommend all parents and children follow the prevention strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Education, which include:
For additional information about COVID-19, visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus, call the Health Department's information line at 703-737-8300, or send an email to the Health Department.
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