Take these precautions to keep children healthy and safe during the school year

As kids head back to school, there's likely a lot of excitement for seeing friends and having a more "normal" school year than last. However, there may also be some concern about how to keep students safe. COVID-19 is still spreading – and other common germs, viruses and infections are still easily shared among students.

While there's no way to fully prevent the spread of germs and viruses at school, an infectious disease expert shares advice on how to prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses during the school year.

Prevention is key to safeguard children returning to the classroom against illness. Learn ways to prevent infection.