COVID-19 Update:Learn where you can get your child vaccinated, as well as other important facts about COVID-19.
For Families - Returning to School During COVID-19
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What is Coronavirus?
This educational video for kids can help you explain the coronavirus to your child. It goes over what the virus is and how to keep yourself, and your family, safe and healthy.
Returning to school in person this fall is critical for development and child well-being. Schools provide meals, physical activity, socialization, health care services and academic enrichment for children. Children’s National Hospital is lending its COVID-19 expertise to help parents understand the current situation and make decisions that keep children safe and strong this academic year. Our goal is to ensure all children reach optimal health and achieve their full academic potential.
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Dr. Bear Bites: Returning to School Safe and Strong
Access video resources from Children’s National experts regarding the safe return to the classroom.
Mental Health Resources
To help you talk with your child and know the signs of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions, take a look at these information sheets prepared by our mental health experts at Children's National Hospital. Learn more about topics like depression warning signs and helping kids manage stress and anxiety.
Returning to School During the Pandemic: FAQs
We understand that families may have many questions about returning to school during the pandemic. Our FAQs provide valuable information to families about COVID-19 transmission in children, masks, school buses and more.
Public Health Guidelines for Returning to School
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released guidance for the safe return of children to the classroom for in-person learning this fall.
Playing Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Communities Need to Know
As schools reopen this fall, communities are trying to figure out the safest way for children to participate in sports. We provide guidelines for minimizing risk to our young athletes and all those involved in youth sports.
Use DC Health Matters Connect
Families are encouraged to use our free online resources directory to help search and connect with an array of free and reduced cost social service programs throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the surrounding area, including Montgomery and Prince George’s County and Northern Virginia.
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COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Children's National provides a variety of resources about COVID-19, including information about testing, vaccines, clinical trials and more.