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What Parents Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 16, 2020 • Our Blog • Illness

With schools closing in Massachusetts (and across the country), the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting close to home. Here’s how parents can ease the stress of self-quarantining. With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread across the country and Massachusetts being among the hardest-hit states (as of April 15, 2020), parents are understandably beginning to feel anxious, confused, or even downright stir-crazy. The good news is that, based on current data, children have accounted for a disproportionately small fraction of COVID-19 cases in the United States thus far. As long as your child isn’t immunocompromised and doesn’t have a pre-existing respiratory condition, they are at no higher risk than adult...