Talking with Children About COVID-19

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC’s mission is to “protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.”

As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Read CDC’s resource Talking with Children About COVID-19