It’s important to note that a lot is still unclear about the virus. Many cases have gone unreported due to mild symptoms or people who are asymptomatic.

The best way to be prepared is to continue to educate yourself using credible resources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can stay up to date with information and guidance on COVID-19 by clicking here.

6. Additional resources for families.

NPR published a helpful comic book for kids to understand the new coronavirus. The comic can be read online here or printed out and folded into a zine form.

Can’t find hand sanitizer in stock? It’s easy to make your own with aloe vera gel and 99-percent isopropyl alcohol, both of which can be bought at pharmacies and discount stores. Use 2/3 cup of the rubbing alcohol mixed with 1/3 cup aloe gel. For an enhanced scent, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil.