Resources for Talking with Children about Coronavirus

The coronavirus has all of us talking — but are you talking with your children about it? The chatter is widespread enough now that, chances are, your children have heard something about the virus, and they might be worried. Bringing it up with them can give them a chance to share their worries and you a chance to reassure them and let them know that you are their best source of good information. 

Here are a few resources to support you in talking with young children about the coronavirus:

Here is a message from NCDHHS for parents who want to learn more:

Information from NCDHHS on COVID-19:

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday a presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The announcement represents an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina.

All North Carolinians are encouraged to visit for reliable, up-to-date information.

Included on this page is helpful information for:

There is also information about what we all can do to combat fear and anxiety about COVID-19:

  • All North Carolinians can better prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you share it.
  • The latest information from NCDHHS can be found here, and please also share the posts from our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Printable materials in several languages are available here.