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What to Do If Your Child May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

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If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, it’s important to reach out to your child’s care provider. View our recommendations and tips regarding symptoms, testing sites in the Washington, D.C., area and more:

Symptoms of COVID-19

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

COVID-19 Testing

Test Results

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What to Do if Your Child Tests Positive for COVID-19

To understand when to visit a doctor, how to avoid spreading the virus and how long your child should quarantine, read these recommendations for what you can do if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Resources on Rise and Shine

Get answers to frequently asked questions about why your child should get vaccinated, advice for parents with unvaccinated children and how to promote healthy eating habits while remote learning.


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, you may have questions about the vaccines and when your family can expect to receive them.

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Why Should My Child Get the COVID Vaccine?

In this Rise and Shine article, Alexandra Brugler Yonts, M.D., explains why it’s important to protect your child from getting sick, as well as preventing complications of COVID-19 like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and post-acute COVID-syndrome.