What to do if a child sneezes at school?

Answers to your COVID-19-related questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
1:49 | 09/25/20

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now to Dr. Jen Ashton to answer your coronavirus questions. Start with Peggy, one of our viewers, how do you feel about a child that sneezed twice and was sent home from school and cannot return until he has a negative covid test? Seeing that it's also allergy season? It speaks to the concern and fear that we're dealing with in real time, this academic year, to be crystal clear, though, you guys, that reaction is not based in scientific data, evidence and fact. Fear. It's fear. And it's not even erring on the side of caution, it has more harms than benefits. We have to remember that children are recommended to wear a mask. If they sneeze within a mask, not really a big problem there. And there are other things, like seasonal allergies and other circulating respiratory viruses that can cause a benign sneeze. But it's a tough situation. Lot of people figuring out how to clean their home, does steam cleaning kill germs including coronavirus? She -- this is a good one, you guys. The answer is yes and no. So we have to distinguish between surface cleaning and killing viruses and then on our person, on our bodies and cleaning or killing viruses, this is an easy virus to kill just with basic routine standard cleaning processes, we don't need to take this to an unrealistic operating room of sterility here. And we also have to remember that doing these things on a physical being can actually be quite dangerous. Don't do any kind of steam cleaning on your person. All right, Dr. Jen, thank you so much. And you can submit your questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram @drjashton. Thank you as always. We're very excited it's

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