* Covid-19 Safety *
Coronavirus is a word you might have heard online, at school or on TV. Coronaviruses (a type of germ) are common. Usually, they cause the common cold. But, now a newly-discovered virus (novel coronavirus) is causing a disease called COVID-19. This is a lung infection. A lot of the signs that you’re sick are like the cold or flu.
How it spreads COVID-19 spreads the same way as a cold or the flu. When people talk, laugh, sing, cough or sneeze, tiny drops of liquid go into the air or land on surfaces. If the person has COVID-19, the virus can be in those drops and it can spread to other people.
What To Do
Prevent the spread and keep yourself and others healthy by staying home and away from others. Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue. Wear a mask when in areas with other people.
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this is easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better.