Questions and Answers: Adolescents, Youth and COVID-19

Date of Publication
2020

These questions and answers were developed by the World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF.

Questions include:

  • Can adolescents catch COVID-19?
  • Can adolescents spread COVID-19 to other people even if they have mild or no symptoms?
  • Since there are few known cases of adolescents getting seriously ill with COVID-19, should I go to a health facility if I develop symptoms of the disease?
  • I am on medication for a chronic health condition. Should I change anything?
  • I am bored staying home. Since I am very unlikely to get severely ill even if I was to get COVID-19, why is it important that I follow the guidelines to prevent transmission such as keeping physical distance from other people?
  • I am feeling really anxious about COVID-19 and its impact on my life. What should I do?