Best Way To Keep Everyone, Including Children, Safe From COVID-19
COVID-19 is spreading in our community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow. Any situation in which people are in close proximity to one another for long periods of time increases the risk of transmission. Indoor locations, especially settings where there is poor or no ventilation, are riskier than outdoor locations.
Symptoms of COVID
Symptoms of COVID range from mild to severe and generally begin 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus. Someone with these symptoms may have COVID:
Fever and chills, Cough, Shortness of breath of difficulty breathing, Muscle or body aches, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Runny nose, Diarrhea.
Teach everyday preventive actions
Wear a mask
Wear a mask if they must be around other people. Masks shouldn’t be worn by kids younger than 2 years old or anyone who has trouble breathing.
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Teach your child to cover all surfaces of their hands with hand sanitizer and rub their hands together until they feel dry.
Avoid close contact
Make sure your child and everyone else in your household keep at least 6 feet away from other people who don’t live with them and people who are sick. Use separate bedding and towels and not share these with other household members. Do not allow visitors into your home. This includes children and adults.
If you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19 or who has symptoms, keep taking these precautions until your doctor or local health department says it’s safe to stop doing so. Also tell other people who may have been in close contact with the person who is infected. They can speak with their doctor or local health department about getting tested or quarantining.