On Friday, Oct. 22, Case Western Reserve University held an online event focused on managing the risk of COVID-19 for families with children under the age of 12. Member of the CWRU community are encouraged to watch the video and submit any outstanding questions via this Google form.
A panel of experts, including School of Medicine Dean Stanton Gerson, infectious disease expert Robert Salata and adolescent psychiatrist Ruth Gerson covered topics such as vaccines, boosters, variants and more. A specific focus was placed on learning about COVID-19 and kids, including the state of vaccination for those under 12, transmission to children, and approaches to managing the psychological needs of kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event also included a welcome by Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III as well as an update of campus safety measures featuring Sara Lee, executive director of university health and counseling services, and Peter Poulos, general counsel.