What to Do About COVID-19
We at Atlanta Parent Magazine remain committed to the Atlanta families we love serving, and we will do our best to keep you informed and updated on relevant information in these challenging and difficult times.
If you’re curious about the coronavirus and wondering how to keep yourself and your family healthy, here are some trustworthy and helpful resources for you:
- The CDC recommends wearing a mask in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores. Their video shows you how to make your own mask.
- The FDA says there is no evidence of food, food containers or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19, but they say if you are concerned about contamination of food or food packaging, wash your hands after handling food packaging, after removing food from the packaging, before you prepare food for eating and before you eat. You can also wipe down your groceries. Disinfect items using a 70% alcohol solution, and the EPA released a list of effective EPA-registered disinfectant products.
- The CDC has a list of frequently asked question and answers, an FAQ regarding children and coronavirus, symptoms, what to do if you’re sick, what to do if you’re traveling, how to talk to your child about coronavirus, recommended precautions and preventing spread.
- The Georgia Department of Public Health has more information about the coronavirus, as well as the number of confirmed cases.
- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America published what people with asthma need to know about the coronavirus.
- This video from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections covers COVID-19.
- The American Public Health Association has more information about the coronavirus.
- Stanford Children’s Health spoke with a pediatrician about what parents need to know.
As schools have been canceled for the remainder of the school year, here are some of our ideas for how you can entertain your family in a safe way:
- Celebrate the Passover.
- Enjoy Easter with these creative baskets, recipes and crafts.
- Play a board game.
- Read a book.
- Visit Atlanta attractions virtually.
- Enjoy live virtual events.
- Watch family-friendly movies and shows.
- Enjoy a day of fitness fun.
- Have a Jurassic amount of fun with dinosaurs.
- Play with bubbles.
- Try cooking with the kids.
- Explore creativity with activities.
- Make learning fun.
- Try these DIY crafts.
- Cure boredom with these ideas.
- Plant a garden.
- Go bird watching.
- Head outdoors to explore nature.
As we are in this “new normal,” remember that we are all in this together, and we will get through this. Please let us know if you have any ideas for stories or content that would be relevant for your family during this time.