Based on out there evidence, most kids do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some youngsters and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up many of the identified instances so far.
Watch your child for any signs of COVID-19 illness
COVID-19 can look completely different in different individuals. For many individuals, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a tough time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had extra critical issues.
CDC and partners are investigating circumstances of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) related to COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in youngsters (MIS-C).
Keep youngsters healthy
Teach and reinforce on a regular basis preventive actions
* Parents and caretakers play an essential role in teaching youngsters to scrub their palms. Explain that hand washing can hold them wholesome and stop the virus from spreading to others.
* Be a great function mannequin—when you wash your arms typically, they’re extra prone to do the same.
* Make handwashing a household activity.
* Learn more about what you are able to do to guard kids.
Help your child keep lively
* Encourage your baby to play outdoor—it’s great for bodily and mental well being. Take a stroll together with your youngster or go on a bike experience.
* Use indoor exercise breaks (like stretch breaks or dance breaks) all through the day to assist your baby stay healthy and focused.
Help your youngster keep socially linked
Ask about school meal companies
Check with your faculty on plans to continue meal services through the school dismissal. Many schools are keeping college facilities open to allow households to select up meals or are providing grab-and-go meals at a central location.
Help your youngster deal with stress
Watch for signs of stress or behavior adjustments
Not all kids and teens respond to stress in the identical way. Some common modifications to observe for include:
* Excessive worry or disappointment
* Unhealthy eating habits
* Unhealthy sleeping habits
* Difficulty with consideration and concentration
Support your child