How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

Outbreaks can be stressful for adults and children. Talk with your child about the outbreak and reassure them that they are safe. When you speak, try to remain calm. Explain to your child that most illnesses from COVID-19 seem to be mild. Children respond differently to stressful situations than adults. If you need support, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources to help talk with children about COVID-19.