Cold, Flu, and COVID-19 [Webinar]

In this webinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute of Childhood Preparedness shares his thoughts on the second wave, what this means for cold and flu season in 2020, thoughts on the flu shot, and the long-term outlook for childcare safety as we prepare for 2021.

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🔍 Key Takeaways from Andrew Roszak

Executive Director at the Institute of Childhood Preparedness

  • Make sure that staff is trained on your sick policy AND communicate this to parents often so that everyone’s on the same page!
  • If you have access to flu shots in your local area, get out there, and get one. Make sure to chat with your physician, as each flu shot is different depending on your medical condition. 
  • Regular safety precautions are still very important on top of dealing with COVID-19. Make sure to check you are using extension cords properly and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. 
  • Air purifiers are helpful if ventilation is an issue. HEPA air purifiers are good to use, BUT take precautions when changing the filter – wear a mask, gloves, or go outside.

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Audience Shoutouts!🌟

:speaking_head_in_silhouette: Laura – One of my favorite quotes is “if you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick one for you” 
:speaking_head_in_silhouette: Christi – My pediatrician says 2 weeks before Halloween is optimal for getting a flu shot. Two weeks before Halloween when spreading germs has been generally significant

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Ria Simon

Ria Simon in the Community Ambassador at Himama. Prior to starting at Himama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.


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