The Hamilton County Health Dept. has partnered with area school districts to launch an educational campaign designed to keep kids in school. Called “Show Some C.L.A.S.S Keep Kids in School,” the campaign outlines five basic rules families should follow to help keep children healthy and in the classroom:
C – Check your child’s temperature every morning before sending them to school.
L – Lead by example. Let your child see you wearing a mask and modeling good social distancing.
A – Avoid large gatherings. Slumber parties, carpools and birthday parties are discouraged.
S – Schedule a test if you or someone in your family exhibits signs of COVID-19.
S – Stay home until you receive your test results or if you are not feeling well.
The health department has been tracking a significant spike in COVID-19 cases among children – especially teens – since July 4. According to the Indiana State Dept. of Health, children ages 0-19 accounted for just 5 percent of the positive cases on July 4. That percentage has more than tripled to 18.5 percent of new cases the week of Aug. 31. The surge is believed to be due in large part to social gatherings like graduations, weddings and family reunions.
Learn more at showsomeclass.org.