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Ask AACI

COVID-19 Back To School Safety Tips

What can you do to keep your child and you safe as we transition back to school in person? In the first segment of our Ask AACI video series, Dr. Lucy Martinez shares tips.

Health and safety tips from Dr. Lucy Martinez to help you keep your child and others safe at school:

  • Check-in with the school! Know what your school is doing to keep your child safe by checking in with your school about procedures in place to keep everyone safe while at school.
  • Get vaccinated! Because children younger than 12 are not yet qualified for vaccination, it is even more important for the adults who are around them to get vaccinated.
  • Wear your masks properly! Make sure to talk to your children and encourage them to wear their masks while at school.
  • Stay home when sick and getting tested! If you or anyone in your household tests positive, follow your school’s guidance for quarantine.
  • Maintain physical distancing! Talk to your children about keeping physical distance.
  • Wash your hands! Teach your children good hand hygiene by reviewing CDC guideline hand washing techniques and encourage them to wash regularly.

Have health concerns? Please reach out to our Health Center and make an appointment with one of AACI’s healthcare providers. AACI provides services in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Call (408) 975-2763 to schedule your appointment today!

To get vaccinated or learn more about AACI’s services to combat COVID-19 please visit www.aaci.org/covid-19-info

Dr. Lucy Martinez is originally from Wasco, California, a small agricultural town in the Central Valley. Dr. Martinez completed her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology at Stanford University.  After graduating from college, she continued her research in child language development, implementing a Latina parent intervention to promote English and Spanish language skills in children ages 0-3 in East San Jose. Dr. Martinez then attended medical school at the Charles R. Drew University (CDU)/UCLA Medical Education Program at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She returned to San Jose to complete her residency in Family Medicine at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Family Medicine Residency program, where she has been able to shape the way the program teaches community medicine by leading the development of the residency’s curriculum.  Her interests include health equity, reducing health care disparities, language concordance, adverse childhood experiences, and graduate medical education. She is very excited to work with AACI as the KP San Jose Family Medicine’s first Community Medicine Fellow!

Disclaimer: The information provided by the Ask AACI video series is for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of consultation with your physician.