“Back to School in the Midst of COVID-19: Concerns for the Neuromuscular Disease Community,” a Facebook Live discussion, will take place Friday, July 31, at 3:00 PM EST on the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)‘s Facebook page.

This Q&A, which is taking place as part of the MDA’s Frontline COVID-19 Response, will feature Dr Christopher Rosa, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Inclusion Initiatives at the City University of New York, and former MDA Board member, in conversation with Justin Moy, student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and alumni MDA National Ambassador.

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The duo will answer questions and discuss the opening of schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Impact on students and families in the neuromuscular disease community
  • Best practices for staying safe if in-person classes are required
  • Maintaining focus, routines and mental health with distance learning
  • Staying connected with teachers/professors and peers with online classes
  • Tips for staying involved in the school community while physically separated
  • Personal care attendants at schools
  • Preparedness and guidelines on the MDA resource page for COVID-19

Featuring a Q&A open to a global audience including patients and caregivers from families living with neuromuscular diseases, the conversation aims to provide answers and resources families urgently need in these uncertain times, when this community is among the highest risk for COVID-19, a media release from the Muscular Dystrophy Association notes.

[Source(s): Muscular Dystrophy Association, PR Newswire]