GUIDANCE FOR CHILDREN

  • We recommend that children 12 years and older get the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Check here for how to get the vaccine. Beaver Brook Pediatrics is not being supplied with COVID vaccine at this time.  

  • If your child is experiencing fever and cough, "flu-like" symptoms, or GI symptoms and is not having shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, dehydration or any other severe symptoms, the current recommendation is to get tested and the patient should isolate within a room of the house as much as possible.  Household members should also strictly quarantine (stay at home and NOT go out in the community in any way) until the patient's test returns negative.  If the patient's test returns positive, the entire house should     quarantine and check with a physician or public health official for further guidance.

  • CDC advice on care of person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 at home

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS FROM PANDEMIC

  • Some children may be experiencing sadness, depression, anxiety, or fear during this time.  The disruption to their everyday schedule is difficult. The knowledge that they or their loved ones may be in danger is scary.  If your child seems to be having difficulty, feel free to reach out to us.  Here are some sources for more information and some tools that may offer help.

 

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CORONA VIRUS

   HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES ABOUT ILLNESS AND RETURN TO SCHOOL

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

  • When you are in the community, stay 6 feet away from others.  Wear a mask if you are indoors or unable to be socially distant .  Masks are recommended for all people over 2 years of age. Masking children under 2 years old can be a suffocation risk.

  • Encourage 20 seconds of hand washing before and after eating, sneezing, coughing or using the bathroom. Wash hands when you enter the house after being out. 

  • If you travel outside of the state, check the MA Travel Restrictions.  You may need to quarantine upon your return.  During your travel, follow the rules of the area you are visiting (some states may require that travelers from MA quarantine while visiting).

  • CDC info on protecting yourself and your family.