THINGS TO CONSIDER IF SOCIALIZING
Depending on your town or state’s situation, you may be meeting with family and friends as well as thinking of play dates to help everyone cope with the stress. It is important to note that every interaction comes with risk but there are ways to help reduce it.
Be sure that those your child interacts with practice healthy habits, including social distancing and hand washing. It is alright to politely ask anyone wishing to hold your baby to wash their hands and wear a mask.
Keeping interactions with the same family and friends who are also practicing preventative measures and healthy habits is a good way to lower your child’s and your risk. While not ideal or the most fun, virtual playdates are still the best option to protect your child. Consider all your options and make the appropriate decision based on your current situation and comfort level.
For additional information on protecting children for the COVID-19 virus, visit the American Academy Pediatrics and the CDC.