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Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 & Mental Health

Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 & Mental Health
Updated Apr. 29, 2021
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Tips for Parents

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Parents: Sudden changes in routine, as well as being home all the time can be hard for children.

Signs of stress include:

  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy sleeping or eating habits
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration

Get tips for talking with your child about coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/groups/families-children.html


Parents: Keep your children and relatives healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak: postpone in-person visits with grandparents and any other family & friends. Find creative ways for you and your children to connect with them- a phone call, video chat, or handwritten letters. Learn more tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html

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Is your child worried about #COVID19? Learn the facts so you can answer your children’s questions. Make sure to explain the simple things they can do, like washing their hands often. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html


#Parents: Keep your children & others healthy during the #COVID19 outbreak: postpone visits with grandparents & older family members. Find creative ways for you & your children to connect with them- a phone call, video chat, or letters. See more tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html

Stress

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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. Find ways to reduce your stress to help yourself and the people you care about.

  • Learn the common signs of stress.
  • Make time to unwind and do activities you enjoy.
  • Talk with family and friends by phone, text, or email.
  • If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990.

Learn more about stress and coping during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/coping-with-stress/index.html

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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/coping-with-stress/index.html