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How to keep children safe from infection during the novel coronavirus outbreak?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Stay home!: Good hand washing, not touching your face, staying home, and wearing a face mask when you do need to go out with others are the best recommendations currently. It is recommended that your children also stay home and communicate virtually with friends and family. Playing outdoors is fine, but only with immediate family living in your household.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Avoid the virus: Wash hands (or use sanitizer) often for at least 20 seconds. Wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth. Use a cloth cover over mouth & nose when around others. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid sick people. Distance at least 6 feet from others. Clean/ disinfect frequently used surfaces. Arrange play dates using Zoom or other platforms.

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How to keep children safe during the novel coronavirus outbreak?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Universal precaution: Children and adults need to follow the same precautions. Limited outings/contacts, frequent hand washing/sanitizing, mask if going to a public place, avoid touching face. If they are sick, keep them quarantined to one room/bathroom to avoid spread. Most children will not show severe symptoms if they are covid positive.
A member asked:

How to keep children safe during the novel coronavirus epidemic?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Universal precaution: Children and adults need to follow the same precautions. Limited outings/contacts, frequent hand washing/sanitizing, mask if going to a public place, avoid touching face. If they are sick, keep them quarantined to one room/bathroom to avoid spread. Most children will not show severe symptoms if they are covid positive.
A member asked:

How to keep children safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prevention: Wash hands often with warm water & soap for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth unless hands have just been washed. Use a face covering or mask when in public. Practice social distancing – stay at least 6 feet from others (outside of family). Stay away from crowds. Stay home as much as possible.

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