Just like most adults, children are hearing news about coronavirus (COVID-19) through social media, television and their schools. It can be especially daunting for them to hear information without the right context or explanation. While San Francisco responds to the coronavirus in our city, talk to your children about the virus to help them better understand what’s going on. It can help manage their fears about getting sick and help them, and you, stay aware.
Here are some tips and language you can use to talk to your children about the virus:
Información sobre el coronavirus
Manténgase informado sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19 o nuevo coronavirus) y tenga en cuenta esta importante información.
Consejos para protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás:
1) Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón, mínimo durante 20 segundos.
2) Tápese la boca con el brazo cuando tosa o estornude.
3) Quédese en casa si está enfermo.
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The novel (new) coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency and a national health emergency in the United States. This is a serious and rapidly developing situation, affecting thousands of people worldwide.
Impormasyon tungkol sa Coronavirus
Mayroong paglaganap ng bagong sakit na tinatawag na “novel coronavirus” sa lungsod ng Wuhan, China na nag-umpisa noong Disyembre 2019. Mabilis ang pagbabago ng balita tungkol sa isyu na ito. Dapat manatili kayong may impormasyon upang manatiling ligtas.
Stay home except for essential needs
On Monday March 16, San Francisco with Health Officers from the Bay Area announced a Public Health Order that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs. This starts on March 17.
What to do
The City issued a Public Health Order requiring people to stay home except for essential needs.
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