With the coronavirus global pandemic causing stirs in our communities, it’s important that we keep our children informed about what is happening, to help them better understand the situation.
Try to keep the information simple and short and remind them that health and school officials – like our hardworking staff at Maple Lawn Montessori of Manassas your dependable and trusted Montessori preschool in Manassas, Virginia – are working hard to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Some facts that need to be discussed:
- What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the shorter name for the “coronavirus disease 2019.” It’s a new virus and doctors are still studying it further to learn more about how the disease works.
- What can I do so that I don’t get infected with COVID-19?
You can practice healthy habits like keeping your hands clean and not putting them anywhere near your eyes, nose, and mouth. Washing with soap and water, and staying at home if you’re feeling sick. You wouldn’t want other people’s germs getting on your body, other people don’t want the same thing, too.
- What happens if you get sick with COVID-19?
COVID-19 can look different for different people. For some, it can look like the flu. For others, it can look more serious. From what doctors have seen so far, most children don’t seem to get very sick. While a lot of adults get sick, most adults get better.
Our Montessori school in Manassas understands that your child’s safety and security come first. That is why we make sure that all our staff and employees are well-equipped with the right information and skills to help your children feel more at ease.