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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What should I do if my child has symptoms? If your child has a fever, cough, or other symptoms of Covid 19, call their doctor or nurse. They can tell you what to do and whether your child needs to be seen in person. If you’re taking care of your child at home, the doctor…

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Are Covid 19 symptoms different in children than adults? In general, not really. Common symptoms include fever and cough. In more severe cases, people can develop pneumonia and have trouble breathing. Children with Covid 19 can have these symptoms too, but are less likely to get very sick. Other symptoms both children and adults experience…

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Can children get Covid 19? Yes. Children of any age can get Covid 19. While so far it appears children are less likely than adults to get seriously ill, there’ve been cases of serious illness in children. Also, children can spread the virus to other people. This can be dangerous, especially for those who’re more…

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