My six-year-old was standing in line this morning to get his temperature taken at today’s camp de jour. At every summer camp we have attended this year, all kids have their temperature taken each morning by the camp’s staff. That’s a good thing. It may not be perfect but it likely screens out some kids who have the flu, a cold, or Covid.
This fall, if your child is attending Park City Schools in-person, part of your responsibility in this grand-experiment is making sure your child isn’t sick when coming to school. We all need to do that, or this house of cards is going to come crashing down sooner than any of us want.
The lowest level test you can perform is ensuring your child’s temperature is normal. That means you should take your student’s temperature every day before they come to school.
I knew that, but hadn’t really mentally processed it until this morning. Then I realized, I am going to have to take temperatures five days a week, for two children, for months at end. While we have a good thermometer, it’s the in-ear style that can be very accurate but can be a pain in the butt to use.
So I ordered a touch-less thermometer that gets good ratings (and passes Fakespot) from Best Buy. It’s something that should be easy to use and something my kids should be used to thanks to this summer.
If you don’t have a good thermometer yet, now is the time to order. It can take a week to receive a decent thermometer at this point. I can only imagine what it will be like as schools begin to open. I know a post like this is in the weeds, but if your child is safer, then my child is safer. If our children are safe then our children’s teachers are safer.
As we approach the school year, it’s going to be harder to find the good thermometers. Please take the opportunity to order one if you haven’t. It will make things much less stressful and safer for everyone.