COVID brings a new normal for kids at school

Kids adapt to COVID policies at school

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Now that roughly half the school year is in the books, we talked with school leaders about how they have adapted to new restrictions and social distancing.

We met up with staff at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau where they have been wearing masks since the start of the school year back in August.

Leaders say that overall, the kids have been adapting rather well to wearing the masks as it’s a new normal for them nowadays.

“The hardest part for them is to remember the masks in the mornings,” Jefferson Elementary School Counselor Olivia Carter said. “Once they’re here, they are given lots of verbal reminders, ‘like mask up’. But for the most part, kids are totally compliant with it. They don’t worry about it too much.”

Carter said they work on social distancing more and more every day as well and have been getting better.

The school also provides students a mask for the day if they forget to bring one to school.

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