COVID-19 Incident Command shares stay at home guidance, reminders, recommendations for children

The Lassen COVID-19 Incident Command shared some information regarding the stay at home order and local youth in its Thursday, April 9 daily update.

As of 4:21 p.m. Thursday, there have been 71 tests done; 56 have returned negative, 15 are pending.

“Many children have been seen out with friends at parks and other areas around town. It is important to make sure children are adhering to the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Newsom,” read the statement.

It listed some guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

•No in-person playdates with children from other households.

•Children should maintain six feet from anyone who is not in their household.

• Clean hands often.

“It is important to understand that children meeting in groups can put everyone at risk. The CDC states that children may only exhibit mild symptoms from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), but can still pass the virus on to others that are at risk. For this reason, it is suggested that trips to visit older relatives or those with serious underlying medical conditions be postponed,” the statement continued.

With schools switching to distance learning and social distancing being one of the best preventative measures, here are some ways children can still maintain social connections:
•Supervised phone calls or video chats.

•Email or letters sent via mail.