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How Can We Recognize and Treat COVID-19?

If you have a fever, cough, or your head and body hurt, you may have COVID-19. There is a special test to see if you have COVID-19. Your parents can call your doctor to see if you need the test. If you do, a nurse will stick a cotton swab far up your nose to get a sample. They can test…

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How Does the Virus Make People Sick?

The coronavirus invades cells in the nose and throat first. It uses the spikes on its surface to get inside the cells. Think of using a key to unlock a door. Once inside, the virus forces the cells to make new copies of the virus. These copies break the host cells open and go on to infect…

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Look for the Helpers

There is a new disease called COVID-19. The name stands for “COrona VIrus Disease 2019.” It started in the year 2019. It has caused lots of sickness and even death. That might make you feel scared. That’s okay. A man named Fred Rogers taught us that when things feel scary, we should “look…

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Pandemics through Time

Pandemics have been around for a long time. They spread when people travel throughout the world. One of the worst pandemics was the Black Death. Traders in the mid-1300s brought spices from Asia to Europe. They also brought bacteria that carried the Black Death to Europe and other areas.

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Take Care of Yourself

Everyone needs a daily plan and things to do. It’s important to sleep and eat well. Fresh air and exercise are always good for you.

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The New Normal

Living with COVID-19 can be hard. People everywhere just want their lives to return to normal. But many changes brought by COVID-19 are here for a while. Some might even be here to stay. We will need to get used to a “new normal.”

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Think about Activities

There are lots of things you can do at home while keeping yourself and others safe.

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Think about Friend Safety

There are lots of things you can do at home while keeping yourself and others safe.

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Think about Home Safety

There are lots of things you can do at home while keeping yourself and others safe.

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Think about Others

You can be a helper too! Here are some tips on how you can help keep yourself and others safe.

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