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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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Good News! Encouraging Helpers

In many cities across the United States, people are celebrating the helpers at 7 p.m. That is the time when many medical workers end their workday. People open their windows or step out onto their doorsteps to clap and cheer. Some ring bells or sing. It makes everyone feel a little bit…

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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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Good News! Animals

There has been some good news during COVID-19. Some animal-loving families have helped others and themselves. They have taken in stray animals. This extra time at home is perfect for bonding with a new cat or dog.

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How Can I Be Brave?

You might feel scared about getting sick. You may worry that people you love will get the disease or even die. It’s okay to feel that way. A lot of grownups feel scared and worried, too. Talk to a parent or caregiver about your feelings. They can help you understand what is going on. They…

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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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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 Hope

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

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Good News! Celebrations

Special days still come when there's a global pandemic. People have found creative ways to celebrate when they can’t be together. Many people are using the Internet to connect with friends and family. Schools are holding online graduations. Couples are live-streaming weddings as guests…

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Be Informed

If you are worried about the disease called COVID-19, you are not alone. You might feel sad or frustrated. You might feel angry sometimes. Getting information about what’s happening can help calm you down.

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