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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In an Attempt to Keep Schools Open, Some Parents Are Refusing to Test their Kids for COVID-19

Some Utah parents are reportedly endangering the health of others by refusing to test their children for COVID-19. Experts weigh in on the "mom code" and explain why testing and contact tracing are necessary to control the pandemic.

The Parent's Guide to Planning Family Holidays in a Pandemic

We're all craving connection more than ever, but the best thing you can do to lower your family's coronavirus risk is to skip large household gatherings. It's definitely not ideal, but it's better to be safe than sorry this holiday season.

Can Your Boss Make You Pay for Child Care When You're Working From Home?

One mom on Reddit complained that her company was requiring that she put her 1-year-old daughter in daycare during the pandemic—and working parents everywhere are enraged.

This App Could Help You Plan Pandemic-Safe Activities For You Family

We all know how tricky weighing each activity's coronavirus risk can be—but this tool might make understanding the safety of your plans a bit easier.

What You Need to Know About Parents' Legal Rights Under COVID-19

The current crisis has brought with it unprecedented expansions of federal parental and caretaker leave policies. You may be eligible for paid or unpaid leave to help your family through this time.

Yale Study Suggests Child Care Does Not Contribute to Spread of COVID-19

Finally, some good news for parents: Daycare centers using proper public health and safety measures are not associated with an increased risk of coronavirus transmission, according to a new study of more than 57,000 child care providers.

More Coronavirus and COVID-19

7 Ways to Make the COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test Easier For Your Kids

It's totally normal for kids to be scared of taking nasal swab tests—aren't we all a little bit? As a pediatric health psychologist who helps children deal with medical procedures, here are my tips to making it easier and more comfortable for everyone in your family.

These Hilarious Cartoons Showcase the Reality of Distance Learning at Home

Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by your kid's virtual learning. Yeah, these cartoons are for you.