As of 10/2021

  • Take the time to explain COVID-19 to your children in a way that is easy for them to understand. Here is a comic that explains coronavirus to kids
  • Reassure your children if they are upset. Let them know that it is okay to feel scared, but that they are safe and loved. Sharing your own feelings with children can be a great way to help them cope.
  • Try to create a regular routine. Making a schedule that has time for education, as well as fun activities, can be helpful.
  • CDC resources on Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
  • CDC COVD-19 Coloring and Activity Book. It is designed to help children’s understanding of COVID-19 and how it spreads while helping children cope with its effects.
  • If you are concerned about what safety precautions your child’s school is taking to keep them safe, the CDC has drafted questions that you can ask:
    • What prevention strategies are you currently using? How will any changes be communicated to parents and caregivers?
    • Are you requiring teachers, staff, or students over 12 to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
    • Will you be providing regular screening? 
    • What happens if my child gets sick? What happens if my child’s teacher gets sick?
    • More questions here
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