A Message for Parents from First Lady Melania Trump
Hello, parents of America.
I want to speak with you about a few practical ways your family can stay healthy during this time of disruption because of the coronavirus.
First, hand-washing is essential.
Find a song your children can sing for 20 seconds while washing their hands. This will show them the importance of washing off germs and the correct time needed to make dirty hands clean. Children should wash their hands after coming in from outside, before eating, after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their little noses.
Second, limit all crowds and explain that no one is shaking hands or hugging because that is how germs can spread. Children who feel sick should stay home except to get medical care.
I encourage parents to let children know this will not last forever, keep a positive attitude, and try to create some time for fun with your loved ones.
Please follow CDC guidelines, which can be found at coronavirus.gov or cdc.gov, along with other information and resources.
Stay safe and remember, while many of us are apart, we are all in this together.