Coronavirus and COVID-19

The novel coronavirus—and the disease it causes, COVID-19—is a worldwide pandemic. Learn how the coronavirus affects infants, children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. Also let our experts teach you how to protect your family from the respiratory illness, and stay informed on the latest COVID-19 news. 

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A Parent's Guide to At-Home COVID Tests
From antigen tests to self-collection kits, at-home COVID tests can be a powerful tool for parents. Here's how to use them and whether you can trust the results.
Parents of Immunocompromised Students Are Forced to Rely on Others to Keep Their Kids Safe And That's Not Fair
With a third school year during the pandemic, families across the country are feeling the stress of having their kids back in school buildings. But for those with immunocompromised children, the stress is often far greater.
Everything Pediatricians Want You to Know About About Getting Your Child the COVID Vaccine
Research shows that even vaccinated parents have questions about the COVID vaccine for their kids. Here, pediatricians share everything you need to know to make the safe decision to get your kids the shot.
Silver Linings: Positive Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children
Sure, there's plenty of bad news these days. But experts say the pandemic has brought with it some silver linings, especially for kids and families.
First-Grade Boy Insists on Keeping His Mask on for School Picture: 'I Always Listen to My Mom'
"I'm so proud of him for sticking to his word but I should have been more clear about my rules on this day," said Mason's mom, Nicole Peoples.
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Does Your Child Have a Cold or COVID-19?
Common colds can share symptoms with COVID-19, including sore throat, runny nose, and fever. Here's how to tell the difference in children.
Melissa Joan Hart Contracts Breakthrough COVID, Likely After Kids Exposed at School: 'It's Bad'
"I think as a country we got a little lazy and I'm really mad that my kids didn't have to wear a mask at school," Melissa Joan Hart said.

Everything Parents Need to Know About the Latest CDC Mask Guidance

The CDC has changed its guidance on masks in schools. Here's what parents need to know—and why an expert thinks the organization made the right call.