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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Questions & Answers About Vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, here are some questions many parents have.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

We're still finding out about COVID-19, but we know a lot. One thing we've learned is that social distancing is an important way to help prevent the virus from spreading.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Staying Safe in School During the Pandemic

Experts recommend that kids go back to in-person school this year, as long as safety measures are followed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus and protect families from serious illness. Watch this video to learn about how the vaccines work.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Viral Testing

People might want to get tested for coronavirus for different reasons. Here is what viral testing involves.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Do Quarantine and Isolation Mean?

Some people with COVID-19 might need to stay home and away from others for a set time. This is known as isolation or quarantine. Find out what this means.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to Do if Your Child Is Sick

There's still much to learn about COVID-19. Still, parents wonder what to do if their child gets sick during the pandemic. Here's what doctors say to do if your child has coronavirus symptoms.

Coxsackievirus Infections

Coxsackievirus infections can spread from person to person. In most cases, the viruses cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to more serious infections.


Croup often causes kids to have a loud cough that sounds like a seal barking. Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, are mild, and can be treated at home.