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.