Children of all ages should follow the Department of Public Health recommendations on preventing the spread of germs:

1. Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, then

2. Disinfect and

3. Share information about exposure

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health (most are offered in more than one language!).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Includes detailed information on diseases and conditions including how to identify and treat them, as well as additional resources on health issues from healthy living to global health.


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