News about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is everywhere and concern over this virus can result in families feeling anxious. On March 13, 2020, Governor Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to the novel COVID-19 public health crisis.

Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

Review the resources below to help guide your conversations.

Talking to Your Child about COVID-19 Based on Their Age:

Things to do at home:

Social Updates

We encourage you to visit our Facebook and Instagram channels, where we will regularly share the ideas we’re hearing from throughout the community.

Other resources: