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Is it truly safe to send our children with Epilepsy and seizures back into a classroom setting at school?

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 18:34
I am hoping that I am not alone in wondering how safe will our children be once returned into a classroom setting, I have read many articles saying that epilepsy and seizures are not considered underlying conditions to worry about when it comes to Covid virus. I do also understand that at this point there is not a whole lot of research or supporting information to confirm or deny it. I would love to hear from other parents, and get an idea of what our plans should be for the future education of our children with these specific special needs.


Hi, Thank you for posting and

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2020-05-12 - 09:19
Hi, Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns. We are glad to hear that you have been proactively taking measures to keep you and your family healthy.It’s important that your reviewing your concerns and questions with your child’s healthcare team, who can assess individual risks and if any specific medical precautions are needed.The available data suggests that just having epilepsy alone does not increase the risk of getting COVID-19 and does not increase the severity of COVID-19. However, some people with epilepsy also have other health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19. Review our comprehensive article on “Concerns about Coronavirus and Epilepsy “, here: , for latest answers to questions you may have about COVID-19 and epilepsy and questions to review with your child's doctors. Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or 

Good evening! I can only

Submitted by apurdie086 on Tue, 2020-05-12 - 21:24
Good evening! I can only speak from experience from what I have been through with this virus as I have tried so desperately to stay away from without loosing my own sanity. Looks like from previous post they say no correlation to make us seem any more worried than the next, however depending on type of seizure or possible triggers I would just say be mindful of what exposure could do. Example one main symptom of this virus is a high temp...does your child tend to have more or stronger seizures if he/she runs a temp? 

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