COVID-19 Advise for Parents
 
If your child has COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath), confirmed exposure or both. 
 
PLEASE CALL YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL DOCTOR!!
 
Your child’s doctor knows them and their medical history best and they will determine if additional steps, including a COVID-19 test, are needed.
 
 
For most kids, the symptoms of COVID-19 are mild and your child’s doctor will likely recommend they stay home, limit their contact with others (especially at-risk populations such as the sick or elderly) and treat the symptoms with over-the-counter medication. 
 
I have been frequently asked, how do I know if my infant/child is experiencing shortness of breathe
 
If your child cannot seem to get enough breath in his lungs (shortness of breath) or is having a hard time breathing, he probably has a medical condition that needs treatment. 
  •  If your child is old enough to talk, he can tell you that he is having difficulty breathing. 
  •  If your child is younger, you may notice that he is breathing harder or faster than usual, isn't feeding well, or is cranky. 
  • Seek emergency medical care immediately if your child is in severe distress -- no matter what age. 
  • Please do not go to a Children's Wisconsin location without calling first.
Children’s Wisconsin
 (414) 266-2000
 
Please note: Children’s Wisconsin is not a public testing location for COVID-19.

 
Nurse Louise               (414) 331-1794  ljhmeyer.wi@gmail.com
Nurse Chris                 (262) 617-1574 
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