How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

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As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

Please visit our Mental Health pages for advice and resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Check out the CDC's resources on talking to children about COVID-19.