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Returning to School Safely ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo & Pediatrician Dr. Deirdra Myers


As back to school 2020 nears in Sarasota and Manatee counties, parents, teachers and students are faced with making unprecendented education decisions amid concerns about COVID-19 and the health of our community. 

To help families and educators navigate these uncharted waters, infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, who leads Sarasota Memorial's Infection Prevention and Control Department, and First Physicians Group pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD, answer common questions, address concerns and offer tips on safely returning to school during a pandemic in this Ask An Expert video Q&A.

Other Helpful Resources

CDC: School Decision-making Tool for Parents, Caregivers & Guardians

COVID-19 Prevention for Kids

Prevention Tips for Teachers

Hand Hygiene How-to for Kids

Proper Mask Use

CDC: Cloth Face Coverings Use & Care


* NOTE: This video was recorded July 30, 2020. Information related to COVID-19 is continually evolving. For the most up to date info, we recommend also visiting and the CDC’s website.


Posted: Jul 30, 2020,
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Author: Ann Key