What would your recommendation be for a 58 yr. old, with CLL, on watch/wait, faced with returning as an Instructor for an early childhood daycare program?
I would be in a classroom with 10 four/five year olds, who would not be wearing masks, for 6 hours a day. I need to let my school know my decision by this Friday.
From Dr. Koffman
While some CLL experts would likely advise you to follow the general guidelines in your local community as to social distancing, masking, and sanitizing, I personally would not take the risk of entering the classroom unless there was almost no COVID in my county and state. Sadly some of the data suggest that being younger and untreated doesn’t necessarily translate into better outcomes with COVID-19 for CLL patients.
Here in southern California, schools are not reopening and I am glad from a safety point of view, though sad for the students
These are tough personal decisions.