Tips for Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are feeling sick to help keep others healthy.
  • Contact a doctor if you believe you have come into contact with someone with the virus.
  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided more helpful prevention tips.
  • Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.

For Parents

  • Stay informed on the virus’s spread and any federal or state mandates with updates from the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Learn how to communicate with your children on the virus with this guide from the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Get up-to-date information on school closures from the Minnesota Department of Education here.
  • If you need help accessing child care resources, contact 1-888-291-9811 or go to

For Kids

  • Make sure that children know the basics of personal hygiene with this video from the CDC.
  • Download distance learning resources from the Smithsonian Learning Lab, like lessons in science for all ages from Smithsonian Science How and history from the Museum of American History’s History Explorer.
  • Turn on a kid-appropriate podcast, like Brains On! from American Public Media or But Why from Vermont Public Radio.
  • Access the art from home with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s online concert library and take a virtual tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.