The CDC recommendations the following hygiene habits:
- Stay home when you are sick. It is recommended that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (i.e., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance).
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
CONVERSATIONS WITH CHILDREN
Here are some tips from the CDC to help address your child’s social and emotional needs related to COVID-19. The full article can be found here - Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children.
- Remain calm and reassuring.
- Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.
- Make yourself available to listen and to talk.
- Avoid language that might blame others.
- Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio or online.
- Provide information that is honest and accurate.
COMIC STRIP TO HELP CHILDREN UNDERSTAND COVID-19
North Carolina Public Radio shared a comic strip that might help children understand COVID-19. You can access it here - Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus