CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019

(COVID-19)

ENGLISH

Coronovirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronovirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. 

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronovirus disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water. 

Prevention & Treatment from CDC

Symptoms & Complications

What to do if you are sick with 2019 Novel Coronovirus

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SPANISH

La enfermedad del coronovirus 2019 (COVID-19) es una afección respiratoria que se puede propagar de persona a persona. El virus que causa el COVID-19 es un nuevo coronovirus que se identificó por primera vez durante la investigación de un brote en Wuhan, China.

Ayude a prevenir la propagación de virus respiratorios como el nuevo COVID-19 evitando el contacto cercano con als personas enfermas; cúbrase la nariz y boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar; evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca; lávese las manos con agua y jabón. 

Prevención & Tratamiento de la CDC

Síntomas & Complicaciones

Que hacer si está enfermo con el 2019 Novel Coronovirus

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For Kids

It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind. A new coronavirus—a type of virus named for its crown-like shape—emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019, and then spread to people around the world. While the most severe cases often dominate the headlines, they’re not the whole story. Most coronavirus cases have been mild, and healthy bodies can fight off the infection on their own. Find out more about how viruses work, and the best ways to prevent them from infecting more people. Viruses can’t spread without our help, so click on the picture to learn how not to help them!

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronovirus and helpful tools to practice healthy habits with your children.

Follow the link!

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

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Suzie is really excited to be able to stay home with her Mommy, Daddy, and older sister Millie! When Suzie expresses this to Millie, she explains to Suzie why they have been staying home with a quick lesson on Coronavirus.

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As schools and childcare centers are closing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), kids of all ages will be home for longer periods of time. Young children ages 1-5 have lots of energy and are full of curiosity, but sometimes we find them getting into things they shouldn’t.

Whether you’re a parent working from home or a family member, friend or neighbor helping with childcare, here are 3 tips to keep young kids safe in your home. 

  1. Store household cleaning products safely to prevent poisoning and save the Poison Help number in your phone: 1-800-222-1222. We’re all bringing additional hand sanitizers, cleaning and disinfectant products into the home. Young kids are often eye-level with items on tables and under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, so remember to keep these products in their original containers, out of children’s reach and sight.

  2. Keep all medicine out of reach and sight, even medicine you take every day. This is the time of year when there is already more flu and cold medicine in the home. Curious kids can easily get into things, like medicine and vitamins kept in purses, on counters and nightstands.

  3. Separate toys by age. As friends and neighbors pitch in to help with childcare, take a moment to separate toys by age and keep a special eye on small game pieces and button batteries that may be a hazard for young children.

For more information, check out our home safety checklist or visit safekids.org.

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