As more students return for in-person learning, here’s a COVID-19 symptom screener for children

As more students return for in-person learning, here’s a COVID-19 symptom screener for children

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have resumed in-person learning for many grades and parents have important decisions to make about whether to send their children to school.

This time of year, children can display symptoms such as a runny nose or cough due to allergies or the common cold, so it can be especially hard for parents to determine what’s going on with their child’s health.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9 anchor Damany Lewis talks to Dr. Vrushali N. Patwardhan, who specializes in pediatric care. She discusses COVID-19 symptoms and the red flags to watch out for so you’ll know if you should have your child tested for coronavirus.

CMS is keeping your children are safe as they head back to the classroom. Here’s how.