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Talking To Your Child About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Updated March 27, 2020
Parents have asked us "How do I talk with my kids about COVID-19?" Here you will find several resources that we hope are helpful.
Remind your child that the risk of them getting COVID-19 is very low. They can help stay healthy by washing their hands frequently, not touching their face, not shaking hands and not sharing food or drinks.
There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 and it is important for people to be educated about the virus and how to help keep it from spreading. But with so much information available there also comes misinformation. Which is why we turned to our medical experts to set the record straight by dispelling some of the common myths.