Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Children and Families
How you stay safe
Practice the 3 Ws
- Wear your mask
- Watch your distance
- Wash your hands
Avoid the 3 Cs
- Closed spaces with poor ventilation
- Crowded places
- Close contact situations
Teach your kids how to protect themselves from COVID-19
Make handwashing fun
Wear face coverings
There's a lot of public information—good and bad—about face masks, but don't be overwhelmed. We've organized what you need to know so you can teach your whole family.
How to put on and take off your face mask
Avoid these common mask mistakes
Worried about safety? Don’t be–masks are safe
Why Swiss cheese may be the key to keeping you safe
Other ways to stay safe
See your doctor for checkups and vaccines
Stay safe by social distancing with your children
Keeping kids safe at home
Staying active during COVID-19
Talk to your children about COVID-19
Does your child need a COVID-19 test? Watching this video with them may make your child more comfortable.
Epi Explains: How to get kids to wear a mask
Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, gives tips on talking to children about Coronavirus and getting them to wear a mask.
Talking to children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
During these uncertain times, it can be difficult to know what to say to children and teens. Our Child Life team has some tips for helping your children cope with what's happening in their world.
Promote positive coping in your family
How to talk to and support your children during the Coronavirus
Jamie Elizalde, PhD, and Todd Kopelman, PhD, discuss how to help kids through times of uncertainty.
Tips for parenting during COVID-19
Small changes to make a big difference during the COVID-19 pandemic
Times like these can cause feelings of uncertainty or confusion, especially in our children. We've got resources to help your family out.