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Children, youth, and even young adults are learning to adapt to new social behaviors due to Covid-19.  Learning to navigate through ever changing rules about times of quarantine, social distancing, and social behaviors can a lot for children under 18.  

Below are two age-appropriate sections of infographics that help illustrate facts about Covid-19 behaviors.  

Elementary-aged children

You Can Do It! 
Hip, hip, hooray because you can help save the day! When you wash your hands, you are making the places around you a better place.  Try singing a tune that is twenty seconds long (the Alphabet song) with soap and water to get rid of the germs that are on them. Dry your hands with a clean disposable towel. Great job! 
 

Take Care, Help Them Learn 
Parents are responsible to help children learn about Covid-19 on the child's level.  Get to know what they understand and start there.  Help them to know how to wash their hands. Teach them how to cough or sneeze in a covered way, with a tissue or sleeve. Answer questions honestly, however, explaining Covid-19 and its affects can cause stress or anxiety, assess the child's level of understanding or emotions. Do not continue if information is too much for them to handle. If lack of socializing is causing confusion or frustration, allow the child to express their feeling and show compassion. 

Protect Yourself from Germs, Wash Your Hands

TwPre-teens and Teenagers

Protect Your Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness
  • Socialize safely

  • Get daily intentional physical movement

  • Be aware of meal frequency and portion sizes, eat healthy meals

  • It is important to get adequate amounts of sleep.

  • Participate in virtual activities, limit screen time for eye health

  •  Increase mental health and growth by learning new task, relaxing to music, yoga, etc.

Protect Yourself and Others By Following Guidelines

Maintain social distancing measures. 

   It is recommended that to help reduce risk of transmitting or acquiring Covid-19, keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from others. This may not be possible at all times but be aware of your surrounds.

Wear a mask properly. 

  To properly wear as mask, ensure that it is fit closely without gaps.  Clean your hands before putting on a mask and after removing a mask.  Do not wear a mask below nose or mouth, around your neck or chin, or on your head.  It is recommended to combine cloth mask with a surgical mask to reduce transmission.

Clean hands properly.

  Washing your hands with soap and water is very important. To wash properly follow these instructions: wet hands, add soap, lather for a minimum of 20 seconds; include palms, fingers, nails, and wrist, rinse, and dry with a clean dry disposable paper towel.    Whenever you cannot use soap and water, use hand sanitizer properly. Do try hands on pants or shirts. 

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