How does COVID-19 affect kids?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Check out the CDC website and their dedicated section for COVID-19 and children, including information about:
Should children wear masks?
CDC recommends that everyone 2 years and older wear a cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth when they are out in the community. Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies or children younger than 2 because of the danger of suffocation. Learn more from the CDC.
Is it safe to seek medical care?
Yes. HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital has taken every step to ensure we can provide children and families with the best medical care in the safest way possible – from our pediatric emergency center to our pediatric units and waiting areas, and every touchpoint in-between.
We the support of family and friends is important, but physical distancing is important for everyone’s health and safety. Click here for the latest information about our visitor guidelines.