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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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Who Helps Put Food On Our Tables?

Farmers and farm workers go to work every day to grow and harvest our fruits and vegetables. They milk the cows. They feed the chickens and gather the eggs. The good food we eat begins with the farm helpers!

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Who Keeps Us Healthy?

If someone needs to get to the hospital quickly, there is a phone number to call: 9-1-1. The helper who answers the phone can call an ambulance. An ambulance is a van used to carry people who are sick or injured. They can take people to hospitals.

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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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A New Virus

Germs are tiny living things all around us. You need a special microscope to see them. One type of germ is a virus. Like many germs, a virus inside your body can make you sick. Viruses cause colds, the flu, and measles.

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Doing Your Part

Kids can do their part to stop the spread of the virus. The best way to stay healthy is washing your hands. That prevents the passing of germs to other people. Make it a habit after using the bathroom and before you eat.

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What Else Can I Do?

During the time of COVID-19, school districts sent students home. Public buildings of all kinds closed. Special events like birthday parties and concerts were canceled. Many adults began working from home. People stopped going to the movies. They weren’t able to eat any meals in restaurants.

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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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What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the short name for “COrona VIrus Disease 2019.” It started in the year 2019. The disease is caused by a tiny germ, or virus. Scientists call it SARS-CoV-2. Most people just call it the “new coronavirus.”

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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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