Are Covid 19 Symptoms Different in Children? While children can get Covid 19 , they are less likely to have severe symptoms. But this information and how it affects children is still largely unknown. More information about Covid 19 and children is still being developed as new types of cases and symptoms, while rare, are…

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Should Children wear masks? The CDC recommends that all children over the age of 2 wear a mask in public. You should select a mask that is the appropriate size, either a small bandana or a child size mask, so that it fits properly and doesn’t cover their whole face or restrict their breathing. Anyone,…

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What if someone I live with gets sick? Most people who get Covid 19 can safely and fully recover at home. If someone in your home is sick, there things you can do to help them and to protect yourself from becoming infected. If a person is sick they should isolate from the rest of…

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What if I feel fine but think I was exposed? If you think you were in close contact with someone with Covid 19 , but you don’t have any symptoms, you should self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. This means staying home as much as possible, and staying at least 6 feet, 2…

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What if I want to breastfeed? Breastfeeding has many benefits for both you and your baby, but at this time, it’s not known if the virus can be passed to a baby through breast milk. If you’re sick but still want to have your baby breastfed, you might want to have another healthy adult feed…

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How can I help my child cope with stress and anxiety? It‘s normal to feel anxious or worried about Covid 19. It’s also normal to feel stressed or lonely when you can’t do your normal activities or see friends and relatives. And it can be hard to manage jobs and school work when your family…

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How can I prevent my child from getting or spreading Covid 19? While there’s currently no vaccine to prevent Covid 19, there are things you can do to reduce their chances of getting it and slow the spread of infection. If your child is old enough, you can teach them to: Practice “social distancing.” This…

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How is Covid 19 in children treated? There is no known specific treatment for Covid 19. Most healthy children who get infected can recover at home, and usually get better within a week or 2. It’s important to keep your child home, and away from other people, until your doctor or nurse says it’s safe…

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Will my child need tests? If a doctor or nurse suspects your child has Covid 19, they might take a swab from inside their nose for testing. These tests can help the doctor figure out if your child has Covid 19 or another illness. In some areas, it might not be possible to test everyone…

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