Here's what to know if your child has COVID-19

Due to the highly contagious Omicron variant, there has been a surge in positive COVID‑19 cases across the country. This increased spread of COVID‑19 has affected children as well as emergency rooms.

Many children with COVID‑19 will experience mild symptoms. But like adults, some children can develop serious, potentially life-threatening symptoms that require emergency care.

Learn what to do if you think your child has COVID‑19 and when to go to the ER.


How to care for your child if they have COVID‑19

It can be scary to learn that your child has COVID‑19, but most children have mild illness and are able to recover at home. For mild symptoms, talk with your child's primary care provider and follow their instructions for care. People who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 and test positive can ask if they would benefit from monoclonal antibody therapy or antiviral treatment.

Use these tips to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and help with your child's recovery.