While school’s out, can my child hang out with their friends?

  • The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. While school is out, children should not have in-person playdates with children from other households. If children are playing outside their own homes, it is essential that they remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in their own household.

  • To help children maintain social connections while social distancing, help your children have supervised phone calls or video chats with their friends.

  • Make sure children practice everyday preventive behaviors, such as washing their hands often with soap and water.
    Remember, if children meet outside of school in groups, it can put everyone at risk. - Revise spring break plans if they included non-essential travel.

  • Information about COVID-19 in children is somewhat limited, but current data suggest children with COVID-19 may have only mild symptoms. However, they can still pass this virus onto others who may be at higher risk, including older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions.

Source: CDC, USA

What steps should parents take to protect children during a community outbreak?

While school’s out, how can I help my child continue learning?

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