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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) : Caring for children : tips to keep children healthy while school’s out

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    Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. You can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection on Are you at higher risk for severe illness.
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    Steps to protect children from getting sick -- Children may present with mild symptoms -- Help children continue learning: Stay in touch with your child’s school; Create a schedule and routine for learning at home, but remain flexible; Consider the needs and adjustment required for your child’s age group; Look for ways to make learning fun -- School meal services -- Keep children healthy: Watch your child for any signs of illness; Watch for signs of stress in your child; Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions; Help your child stay active; Help your child stay socially connected -- Limit time with older adults, relatives, and people with serious underlying medical conditions.
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