Keeping germs out of the classroom

Back-to-school often means more trips to the pediatrician. So how can parents help keep germs out of the classroom?

Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of general internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, offers advice on keeping students healthy.

Some tips:

  • Promote hand washing
  • Have hand sanitizer handy
  • Have tissues handy
  • Wipe down desks, chairs, toys and school supplies
  • Stay home if you are sick.