MPR News with Angela Davis

Tips for navigating pandemic boundaries with kids

A father helps his daughter wear a mask.
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J., on June 10.
Seth Wenig | AP Photo file

In the early days of COVID-19, it seemed like kids were not at risk of catching the virus.

Then on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on education and child care. The guidelines are in favor of opening schools, stating that children are less likely than adults to spread the coronavirus.

But a new study out of South Korea showed that while children under 10 aren't common transmitters of coronavirus, tweens and teens are spreading it at the same rate as adults.

On Friday, MPR News host Angela Davis talked about the state’s new mask mandate and how it affects kids. She also asked a pediatrician for tips on teaching children about social distancing and talking to them about the seriousness of COVID-19.

Then later in the hour, Davis spoke with two camp leaders about how summer camps operated this year.


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