While children and teens tend to have fewer and milder symptoms from COVID-19 than adults, they can still become infected and either become sick or remain asymptomatic. In either case, children, like adults, can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) page about COVID-19 in children and teens for more information about what we know about COVID-19 in young people.

The COVID-19 Conversation

COVID-19 has been hard, and talking about it with children can be tough, complicated or both. For recommendations about talking with children about COVID-19 and how to avoid spreading it, see these tips from the CDC or read the Coping with COVID blog from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).