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Bacterial & Viral Infections

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Getting Tested

As coronavirus spreads in communities, parents might wonder if their family should get tested. Here's how health care providers test for it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Home Care & Precautions

Anyone who is sick — even if they don't know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) — should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to others.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Protect Babies and Toddlers

Children must be over age 2 to wear a face covering or mask. So parents might wonder how they can help protect their babies and toddlers from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Quarantine or Isolate at Home

Someone with a positive coronavirus test is infected and is contagious. They will need to stay home to prevent the virus from spreading to others. Here's how to quarantine or isolate at home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). To make sure they get reliable information, here's how to talk about it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Wearing a Mask Helps Protect Against Infection

Wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public is an important way to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How YOU Can Stop the Spread

Why is social distancing important? Find out how to keep yourself and other people healthy.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kids & Medical Care During the Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many doctor visits on hold. But kids should see their doctors for well-child visits and other care. Here's what parents should know.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kids and Masks

Wearing masks helps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some toddlers and young children may feel uneasy about masks. Here's how to reassure your child.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Pregnancy FAQs

We're learning more every day about coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some answers to questions about coronavirus and pregnancy.