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Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19: Health, School, and Travel for Summer/Fall 2020

Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19: Health, School, and Travel for Summer/Fall 2020

The end of summer is usually a time for excitement and anticipation for kids and their families. But this year, many families are feeling anxious as fall approaches. In this second part in a series of frequently asked questions about kids and COVID-19, we’ll talk more about how your children can be safest during the back-to-school season. Should I send my child to school? Both the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agree that it is very important for students to be physically present at school, if it is safe to do so. Every state, as well as individual school districts, has plans for the re-opening of schools in 2020, and parents should weigh the benefits of in-class versus online participation for their children when given that option. If possible, take time to discuss with teachers and administrators the best practices that […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Preparing for a New Normal

Remember back in March when we thought COVID-19 would keep us home for a couple of weeks, then we’d get back to normal? We’ve learned a lot about the coronavirus since then. We now know that protecting ourselves and our families means creating a new normal. Here are tips on avoiding COVID-19 as you venture back into the world.

The Facts About Coronavirus and 2019-nCoV Outbreak

Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus is a common respiratory virus, with symptoms similar to a common cold, that affects most people at some point during their lives. In 2019, a new strain of coronavirus, called COVID-19, or 2019 Novel Coronavirus, began in the city of Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization has declared this strain an international pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control are monitoring the situation abroad and in the United States very closely. This is a rapidly changing situation and the risks for the virus change daily. You can find the latest updates available on CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Travel Information CDC is currently recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China, South Korea, Iran, most European countries, and the UK and Ireland. If you or a member of your family has traveled to any of these countries recently and are showing signs of respiratory illness, contact your health […]

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