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Be aware of COVID-19 and MIS-C symptoms

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a rare condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. While the cause is not yet known, many children with MIS-C had the COVID-19 virus or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who get it improve with medical care.

Contact your child’s healthcare provider right away if they have MIS-C symptoms including fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling extra tired.

Seek immediate emergency care for children who have trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure that does not go away, new confusion, inability to wake up or stay awake, bluish lips or face, or severe abdominal pain.

Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keep Your Distance

  • The best way to avoid getting sick is to avoid exposure to the virus. You’re safer at home.
  • If you must leave your home for essential activities – such as a grocery run or a health care visit – remember to wear a facial covering. Maintain six feet of space between you and other people even when wearing a facial covering.
  • Assume that everyone is carrying the virus, even if they aren’t showing symptoms.

Wash Your Hands

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially if you’ve been in public spaces or coughed or sneezed into them. Use soap and water, scrubbing thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Dry them thoroughly.
  • If you can’t wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

Wear a Facial Covering

  • If you have to go out in public for essential activities, wear a facial covering over your mouth and nose.
    • Do not place a facial covering on young children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove it without assistance.
  • Facial coverings are meant to protect others from you.
  • Don’t wear a face masks meant for healthcare workers; These are needed by our first responders in harm’s way.
  • No mask guarantees protection, so it’s crucial that you continue to practice social distancing even when wearing a facial covering.
  • CDC instructions on how to make facial coverings

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