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Social Media: Friend & Foe During the Pandemic

The pandemic increased the need to socially connect while physically distancing. How can we guide kids to use the internet to safely connect?

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Celebrate Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, but how can it be celebrated safely during a pandemic?

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Flu Vaccine Season 2020-2021

It’s flu vaccine time! See the 2020-2021 influenza vaccination recommendations. The pandemic increases risks – get your flu shot!

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Mask Exemptions

Some parents are asking for mask exemptions for back to school this year. The question is should they be granted? Why or why not?

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What To Do After COVID-19 Exposure or Infection?

What should families do if a member of their household is exposed or confirmed to have COVID-19? What if that person is an athlete?

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Return to play after COVID-19

We know that some children and teens have significant complications after COVID19. How do athletes return to play after COVID-19 safely?

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Blood type: What do you need to know?

Specific blood types have been proposed as a potential risk factor for COVID-19, but does that mean you need to know your blood type? Does it matter?

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I wear a mask, except…

As we are seeing COVID-19 cases rise across the US, I often find that people are shocked that they have been infected and regret that they have put friends and family at risk. They usually think they have been careful, so they are low risk of spreading the infection to others. When they stop to […]

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Frustrated with the Changing Recommendations about COVID19?

Changing recommendations and the many difficulties of staying away from others to lead us to give up and just ignore the fact that we’re in a pandemic. We need to let our behaviors be driven by information, not feelings.

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COVID19 Testing: What you need to know

Many experts feel that testing is key to getting us on track to safely opening up communities. Learn what testing is available and which tests are helpful in various circumstances.