Help Stop Spread of COVID-19 in Children

Mike Seals - August 12, 2020 10:31 pm

COVID-19 can look different in different people.

People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems.

Follow these everyday preventive actions and tips to help children stay healthy:

  • Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
  • Put distance between your children and other people outside of your home. Keep children at
    least 6 feet from other people.
  • Children 2 years and older should wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public
    settings where it’s difficult to practice social distancing. This is an additional public health
    measure people should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in addition to (not instead of) the
    other everyday preventive actions listed above.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (like tables, hardbacked chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks).
  • Launder items including washable plush toys as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Make sure your children are up to date on well-child visits and immunizations.

You can find additional information on preventing COVID-19 at How to Protect Yourself and at
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/protect-children.html

 

Latest Stories

Legislation to Overhaul Rainy Day Calculation Filed

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City, filed legislation for the upcoming 58th Legislative...

Lucas and Johnson Bill Will Improve STEM Education in Rural Communities

  Cheyenne, OK – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Chairwoman...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 1-19-2021

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 358,374 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...