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After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer right around the corner, families are eager to get out and connect with friends and loved ones. However, COVID-19 is still being transmitted in our community – and as people begin to socialize with others who don’t live in the same household and visit places that have opened, … continue reading
By Dr. Marshneil Chavan, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician After several months under stay at home orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that the normal way of life we knew a few months ago is not returning anytime soon. As a pediatrician I am constantly having to deal with uncertainties at work and … continue reading
By Dr. Rebecca Barros, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician Children generally have lower risk for severe infection from COVID-19 than adults. However, as communities implement gradual reopening efforts, many parents have questions on when it is safe to send kids back to day care. In order to guide daycares and schools, the Centers for Disease Control … continue reading
By Dr. Katelyn Anderson, a CHOC Children’s pediatric psychologist During the COVID-19 pandemic, some children and adults have felt fearful of visiting the doctor or seeking emergent medical care at a hospital. A study by the Commonwealth Institute showed reductions up to 60%, depending on the region of the country, in visits to hospitals and … continue reading
By Dr. Ava Casados, psychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC Children’s and Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As we grapple with recent events, we are all likely experiencing a range of feelings. Regardless of our background, we are processing a lot of information. While we as adults are finding it challenging to know … continue reading
By Dr. Sabrina Stutz, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s We are living in an unprecedented time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have lost some control we previously felt we had over what will happen next— in our daily schedules, our children’s education, our careers and businesses, our health, our access to resources, and our … continue reading