TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While parents and school officials prepare to keep children safe from COVID-19, doctors say they're concerned about other outbreaks as well.
Dr. David Robinson with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare says the hospital is preparing in case they see a surge from school children getting sick.
Robinson says while COVID-19 is a big concern, there are still the usual outbreaks that can happen in a school, like the flu.
"What are we going to do in the middle of influenza season when a child comes to my office at TMH with a fever of 105 and influenza who hasn't had a shot," asked Robinson. "Is it COVID, is it influenza, is it both? How are they going to interact?"
Robinson says children should also make sure they're wearing a mask, just like adults are required.