INFORMATION FROM THE CDC
Children may have mild symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally shown mild symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.
It’s not known yet whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, for example, children with underlying medical conditions and special healthcare needs. There is more to learn about how the disease impacts children. You can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection on Are You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness.
Help stop the spread of COVID-19
Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same.
- Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks).
- Launder items including washable plush toys as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope that you are safe! Be sure to follow the CDC guidelines and stay up to date on the latest information. You can also follow our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. Again, all COMC locations are open and you can find the phone number and clinic addresses on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. Remember, if you are experiencing shortness of breath, a fever, or coughing and are on your way into one of our COMC locations, please call ahead so we can be ready for you!
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