The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.
COVID-19 and Maternal/Child Health
This resource tool is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of what peer-reviewed journal articles currently state on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), and nutrition.
This document provides guidance to decision makers, public and child health professionals to inform policy on the use of masks for children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It does not address the use of masks for adults working with children or parents/guardians or the use of masks for children in health-care settings. This interim guidance will be revised and updated as new evidence emerges.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. This article offers tips to help children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.
Below are three posters produced to instruct the public about various aspects of living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their guidelines for reopening of schools and childcare centers as of July 23, 2020.
This page offers a large collection of free e-books for children about COVID-19. The books are from many countries, in a selection of languages. All of the books are free to download from the site.
This short video is a story told by the actor Donald Sutherland about a little boy named Amos. Amos learns from his mother that the family cannot go out for fear of catching the virus COVID-19, and the video deals with Amos' fears and how he and his mother overcome them.
This nonfiction picture book offers children information about transmission, symptoms, and the possibility of a cure, reassuring readers that doctors and scientists are working on developing a vaccine.
This brief includes important considerations, messages, and resources to support country programs in adapting social and behavior change programming for maternal, newborn, and child health in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.