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

The surge of COVID‑19 cases in children, as well as a rise in other respiratory illnesses, has meant a spike in visits to the ER. If your child was exposed to COVID‑19 or shows mild symptoms, it's best to call your child's primary care provider for guidance.

Your child can show COVID‑19 symptoms anywhere between 2 and 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and some children may not show any symptoms.

If your child's primary care provider is unavailable and your child has non-life-threatening symptoms, you can take them to an urgent care location for medical care or testing. COVID‑19 testing is available in many non-hospital locations. See COVID‑19 community testing locations available in North Texas and how you can prepare your child for a COVID‑19 test.

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