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For Release:

3/11/2020

Media Contact:

Lisa Black
630-626-6084
lblack@aap.org

There's a lot of news coverage about the outbreak of COVID-19 and it can be overwhelming for parents and frightening to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers information on how families can protect themselves, what they need to know about the coronavirus and how to talk with children without raising anxiety. Media outlets are free to use the information with attribution to AAP. Go to HealthyChildren.org, which will continue to monitor and update information for parents here: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.