Information about the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving as public health officials learn more about the disease and how to best keep people safe and healthy. These trustworthy resources will help you and your family stay up to date:
Where should I start?
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a great overview for families, including the latest data on cases in the U.S. as well as information on symptoms, testing, precautions, coping, travel and more. A section on Frequently Asked Questions answers many common concerns.
How can I tell facts from misinformation?
In times of crisis, it is important to avoid misinformation. Check out these mythbusters from the WHO (World Health Organization) for facts about food, drugs, and other methods that claim to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.
Where can I find guidance specifically for families?
This guide for parents and caregivers from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) provides helpful tips on supporting children, managing stress, facilitating learning, and more.
How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?
Need tips for how to best communicate with your child about COVID-19? Look here for some expert advice.
How can we help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Use this infographic from the CDC to help your child understand how to best prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Are we washing hands correctly?
Washing hands is the best way to prevent catching and spreading COVID-19, but many people do not wash properly. Watch this video for a quick primer.