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This Principal’s COVID-19 ‘Can’t Touch This’ Parody Is Perfect for Back-to-School

Dr. Quentin J. Lee peeks out from behind a school vending machine ready to spray a can of Lysol
Dr. Quentin J. Lee peeks out from behind a school vending machine ready to spray a can of Lysol

What happened: As schools across the country prepare to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, one Alabama high school principal is sharing a message about new restrictions and safety protocols — and he’s managed to make it a little less terrifying than the never-ending news cycle.

Dr. Quentin Lee, who leads 300 students at Childersburg High, filmed a coronavirus-themed musical parody of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” which sees him lamenting about the Lysol shortage and urging students to wear masks and social distance.

Basically, [I] just really wanted to do something fun for back-to-school to kind of reinforce a lot of the new things we’re having to do. I like making little silly videos for the kids, just to kind of get them excited about school. I wanted to

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CDC COVID-19 advice tells schools to wash hands, wear masks, don’t touch. But not when to close

School districts across California continue to debate how and when to reopen — if they should at all.
School districts across California continue to debate how and when to reopen — if they should at all.

Parent check-list for back-to-school: Label your child’s face mask with permanent marker. Have them practice putting on and taking off their mask without touching the cloth. Make a labeled, resealable plastic bag to store their mask during lunch time. 

Those are among the suggestions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has for school administrators and parents as families prepare for school to resume in the fall.

Students should wear masks, wash their hands frequently and socially distance to protect against COVID-19 as schools reopen this fall, CDC urged in new guidance documents for administrators published Thursday.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield in a release.

“I know this has been a difficult time for our Nation’s families. School

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