Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Resource for Parents

Besides getting an influenza vaccine, washing your hands is the single best way to protect yourself against illness.

More Tips from our Experts

Establishing structure and routine for kids during COVID-19
Health & Safety
During a time of crisis when much is unknown, creating a routine helps kids. A pediatric psychologist offers suggestions in establishing a routine for kids during COVID-19.

Activity ideas for kids during COVID-19
Parenting Tips
Many children are spending more time at home than usual. Here’s a roundup of what parents and caregivers can do to keep kids occupied during this time.

7 ways to help reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety
Mental Health
News reports of Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be alarming for parents and kids alike. A CHOC psychologist offers tips to help kids cope with anxiety about the virus.

How to talk to kids about disappointment during COVID-19
Mental Health
A pediatric psychologist offers tips to parents on how to talk to kids experiencing disappointment amidst cancelled plans and activities during COVID-19.

Hand-washing 101
Health & Safety
Proper and thorough hand-washing is a key step grownups and children alike can take to help stop the spread of infection.

What is social distancing?
Health & Safety
To slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), health officials have urged the public to practice social distancing. Learn more.

8 ways to protect children with diabetes from COVID-19
Health & Safety
For children with diabetes, there is no evidence the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be any different than most other viral respiratory illnesses.

9 ways to protect immunocompromised children from COVID-19
Health & Safety
Parents of immunocompromised children might be especially alarmed by the spread of COVID-19.

song for washing hands
Health & Safety
Here’s a list of 20-second snippets of older kids’ and grown-ups’ favorite songs to sing during hand washing. Also, see these songs for younger kids.

social distancing quarantine isolation
Mental Health
This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.

home safety tips
Health & Safety
Most injuries for kids up to five years old occur in or around the home. With kids spending so much time at home, keep in mind these home safety tips for younger children.


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