Winter weather means that snow, holidays and the common cold season are in full swing. Most winter illnesses are caused by viruses — including RSV, influenza, and yes… COVID-19. While most cases of winter illness in children are mild, sometimes they can be severe or lead to complications. Thankfully, mild cases can be easily treated and prevented at home.
Do your best to avoid illness by preventing the spread of germs as much as possible. This includes washing hands often – especially after your child comes home from daycare or school. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Similarly, avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. Many viruses can survive on dormant surfaces, so regularly disinfect hard surfaces, commonly touched objects and toys.