Keeping Kids Healthy: COVID 19 Fact Sheet

Listed are facts and recommended methods during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to keep children from contracting the disease.

united-nations-covid-19-response-m6OZNfmo2Dk-unsplashjpgTake Steps to Protect children and others from getting sick.

  • Clean hands often – with soap and alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid people who are sick – coughing and sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect – wipe surfaces daily
  • Laundry items – toys and laundry

Limit time with other children

  • Practice positive social distancing
  • Clean hands often
  • Make changes in spring breaks and travel plans

Limit times with older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions.

  • Separate child from high risk for severe illnesses from COVID-19
  • Limit your children with other people
  • Postpone visits and trips to others including friends

Children 2 years and older should wear a cloth mask.

  • Cover nose and mouth
  • Prevent spreading to others

Keep Children Healthy

  • Watch for signs of stress in your child
  • Talk with child about COVID-19 share facts
  • Help child cope with emergencies
  • Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions
  • Everyday preventive actions
  • Help child stay active
  • Encourage child to play outdoors
  • Play indoor activities – like exercising and dancing

Help Children continue learning

  • Stay in touch with child’s school
  • See if online teaching available
  • Communicate challenges to your school
  • Create a flexible schedule for learning at home
  • Have consistent bedtime
  • Structure the day for learning, free time, healthy meals, snacks, and activities
  • Consider the needs and adjustments require for your child’s age group

Look for ways to make learning fun

  • Hands on activities
  • Independent play
  • Proactive handwriting
  • Start a journal
  • Use kindle or audio book

Children may have mild symptoms

  • Some children have been known to be sick, they do not appear to be at a higher risk that adults
  • Symptoms are similar in children and adults
  • Symptoms include cold like symptoms, runny nose, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea are all reported.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus 2019.

5/29/2020 4:54:15 PM
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