The Washington Post reported Wednesday that parents of children under age 14 will soon have the opportunity to sign an online parental advisory board to advise their children about travel safety.
The advisory board would include people from various professions and groups including pediatricians, health care providers, and emergency medical technicians.
It would also include the families of those under age 13.
The advisory board will be based in Delaware, and would be the first of its kind in the United States.
It will be able to provide tips on how to prevent or respond to the spread of illness in a community.
“This is the most comprehensive effort we’ve ever seen of any state in the country to help parents and kids navigate the world together,” said Jennifer Nissenbaum, who is the chief executive of the advocacy group Protecting Children and Youth.
“We’ve seen that a lot of states have done this and there’s been a lot more interest and engagement with it.”
In a statement, the advisory board said it would not be involved in any decision making about the state’s new policy.
“The advice board will not be required to provide recommendations or make decisions,” the statement said.
“Parents can choose to opt out of the advisory panel, or they can opt in.”
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said the agency was still considering how to implement the new travel advisory.