Stephanie and Rich Abatangelo are busy working parents of four children, ages 3 to 10. She’s a teacher and he’s in law enforcement, so they should be able to handle anything, right? Tell that to COVID-19. The family spent two weeks in the clutches of the virus as it hit mom and dad hard. And while none of the kids had any symptoms, […]
What should I do if my child is exposed to COVID-19?
If you get the call that your child may have been exposed to COVID-19, being proactive and knowing what to do can help slow the spread of the virus. First, it’s important to know that you generally need to be exposed – in close contact – to a person who has COVID-19 while they are […]
Quarantine vs. isolation: Doctor clarifies COVID-19 guidance
It’s important to know the difference between “quarantine” because of a possible exposure to COVID-19 and “isolation” because a person is diagnosed and sick. Understanding these terms and following the guidance associated with each are critical steps for containing further spread. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, an Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrician in Fairlawn, explains how these terms […]