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What can I do to prevent coronavirus?

While the news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) may seem scary, there are some simple steps that you can take to prevent your family from getting or spreading the illness.

New COVID-19 visiting standards at Children’s Minnesota

Effective Tuesday, March 10, 2020, we are implementing the following COVID-19 enhanced visiting standards for the safety of your family and others in our care.

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Top five things health care professionals can do to prepare for COVID-19

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP, senior director of infection prevention and control at Children's Minnesota, has shared her tips for keeping yourself, your family and your patients and their families safe from coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Simple tips for planning a healthy spring break

Common vacation pitfalls that lead to stress can be prevented by following a few simple tips before and during the trip, allowing your family to have a happy and healthy spring break.

Your COVID-19 (coronavirus) questions answered

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention at Children’s Minnesota, answers the burning questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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How you can prevent poisonings in your home

While most poisonings can be treated with advice from the poison control center or help from a medical professional, the safest bet is to prevent poisonings from ever happening. Here's what you need to watch out for at home, and what you can do to ensure your child doesn’t eat or drink unsafe chemicals.

Coronavirus: What Minnesota parents need to know

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that looks similar to the common cold, influenza or pneumonia with symptoms like a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing. Here's what parents need to know about coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Why is hand washing so important?

Help your child stay protected from illnesses, like coronavirus, by teaching them when they should wash their hands and the best way to wash their hands.