The COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming for parents and concerning to children. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, recommends that parents and others who work with young people strive to help them feel understood, empowered, and hopeful. She offers the below guidelines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered our lives. Here, you’ll discover tips on keeping children safe online, activities to do as a family, advice on coping with isolation, and many other resources to arm yourself with the tools you need to keep coronavirus disease at bay.
For Ohio to be able to reduce the impact COVID-19 has on our state, it is crucial that teenagers and young adults, like everyone else, do what they can to protect themselves and others from the virus that causes the disease.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, signed an order on April 14, 2020 to release protected health information on individuals who test positive for COVID-19, when necessary, to Ohio’s first responders. Protection of our first responders is a top priority.
Ohio has seen outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate settings including, but not limited to, nursing homes. Nursing homes have been aggressive in testing and managing COVID-19 as they continue to see the dramatic impact of the virus on their residents. With many COVID-19 deaths representing this population, accelerated testing is needed.