Protecting kids in the school buildings

TPS nurses get prepared for another long school year.
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 6:10 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - As hundreds of students prepare to return to the classrooms, Toledo Public Schools nurses are prepared to help safeguard students from the delta variant this fall. It will no doubt be another long year of contact tracing and tending to COVID-19 related care.

Masks will be required for all students and staff in grades k-12 at Toledo Public Schools, adding another layer of protection against the virus. Handwashing and social distancing will also be used as a tool to keep kids safe, but parents have a part to play too.

“If your child is sick, please keep them home,” urges Ann Cipriani, the TPS coordinator of health services. “Get in contact with your health provider, because we will be sending kids home. Our nurses are ready to go, they are a phenomenal group of professionals that are here at the ready to take care of our kids to make sure we are all safe "

School leaders are also urging parents to get their eligible children vaccinated against the coronavirus. Schools will also be offering pop-up clinics.

Copyright 2021 WTVG. All rights reserved.