Journal article

Managing Food Allergy in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Matthew Greenhawt, Marcus Shaker, David R Stukus, David M Fleischer, Jonathan Hourihane, Mimi LK Tang, Elissa M Abrams, Julie Wang, Theresa A Bingemann, Edmond S Chan, Jay Lieberman, Hugh A Sampson, S Allan Bock, Michael C Young, Susan Waserman, Douglas P Mack

JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY-IN PRACTICE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and massive disruptions to daily life in the spring of 2020, in May 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidance recommendations for schools regarding how to have students attend while adhering to principles of how to reduce the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. As part of physical distancing measures, the CDC is recommending that schools who traditionally have had students eat in a cafeteria or common large space instead have children eat their lunch or other meals in the classroom at already physically distanced desks. This has sparked concern for the safety of food-allergic children attending school, and some question of how the new CDC ..

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