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INTEGRIS Health is your partner in health. Throughout this pandemic, we’ve been with families every step of the way.

INTEGRIS Health is your partner in health. Throughout this pandemic, we’ve been with families every step of the way.

The steps you take to work with your child at home on the subject of COVID-19 are critical to their health and well-being. Check out the following resources and tips to keep your children safe as they go back to school this fall.

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How Do I Keep My Child Safe From COVID-19?

As adults, one of the most important things we can do is to help the young people in our lives cope with COVID-19. Here are some helpful tips, guidelines and resources. Remember: you don’t have to be perfect, just try your best.

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  • Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Explain that hand washing can keep them healthy and stop the virus from spreading to others. Be a good role model: if you wash your hands often, they’re more likely to do the same.
  • Make hand washing a family activity.
  • Learn more about what you can do to protect children at the CDC website.

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  • Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks.
  • Launder items, including washable plush toys, as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

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COVID-19 can look different in different people. For many people, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported. It’s not known yet whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, for example, children with underlying medical conditions and special health care needs. There is much more to be learned about how the disease impacts children.

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Doctor Oklahoma Podcast- Episode 3: Vaccines

Doctor Oklahoma Podcast – Episode 13: COVID-19 and how it relates to Kawasaki Disease

Let Us Find the Best Doctor for Your Child Before School Starts

If your child currently does not have a pediatrician, we can help you find one. Let’s give you the confidence to send your child back to school, safely.