Medical experts' advice for Ohio parents, schools

Video Credit: WCPO Cincinnati
Published on August 11, 2020 - Duration: 01:49s

Medical experts' advice for Ohio parents, schools

Gov.

Mike DeWine declined to make hard rules or even recommendations about the correct way for educators to proceed.

Instead, he centered the conference around a trio of medical experts who had been called to provide their perspectives on how COVID-19 affects children and what families should do to prepare them for the upcoming year.

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Medical experts' advice for Ohio parents, schools

MOVING NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS.OHIO GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE SAYS-- EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT WILLGET TO DECIDE HOW TO SAFELYREOPEN.

THIS COMES A DAY AFTERKENTUCKY GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEARSUGGESTED SCHOOLS IN THECOMMONWEALTH WAIT UNTIL THEEND OF SEPTEMBER TO RETURN TOTHECLASSROOM.

REPORTER RAVENRICHARD TELLS US WHAT PARENTSNEED TO KNOW FROM DEWINE'SNEWS CONFERENCE.DEWINE SAYS HE BELIEVESDISTRICTS ARE DOING A GOOD JOBMAKING RE-OPENING PLANS.

HEWILL NOT ISSUE AN ORDER TOSCHOOLS IN OHIO NOR DID HEMAKE A SUGGESTION.AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE DEWINESAYS THE NUMBER OF KIDSCONTRACTING COVID HASINCREASED EVERY MONTH SINCETHE PANDEMIC.

13 PERCENT OFCOVID-19 CASES IN OHIO AREFROM CHILDREN 19 AND UNDER.MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY A MAJORITYOF KIDS WILL NOT HAVE SEVERECOMPLICATIONS WITH COVID BUTSOME WILL.

DR. PATTY MANNINGFROM CINCINNATI CHILDREN'SALSO MENTIONS EARLY RESEARCHABOUT WHICH AGE GROUP OF KIDSARE MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD THEVIRUS IF CONTRACTED.It's fair to say that youngerchildren who need closercontact in their care might beat more risk of spread.

So theyounger you are the morelikely you may be to spreadbecause your care may be inclosecontact."DR. MANNING MAKESFOUR POINTS TO STAYING SAFEFOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL.

THESEARE IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE-1WEAR MASKS.

2.

DISTANCING.

3.HAND HYGIENE.

AND 4.

CLEANINGSURFACES.25 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS IN OHIOWILL HAVE REMOTE LEARNINGACCORDING TO THE OHIODEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.DeWine SAYS THERE ARE STILLDISTRICTS WHO ARE UNDECIDED.LIVE IN CINCINNATI, RAVENRICHARD, WCPO NINE NE

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