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WashU Med pediatrician on back-to-school safety

Rachel Orscheln, MD, WashU Med pediatric infectious diseases specialist at St.
Louis Children’s Hospital, shared the latest information on strategies for the safe
return of children to school this fall, on behalf of the Metropolitan St. Louis
Pandemic Task Force. In this video message, she advocates for mitigation
strategies to protect children from illness while enabling a return to in-person
learning. These strategies include providing COVID-19 vaccine for children who
are eligible, as well as masking, social distancing and consistent hand hygiene.