Kids can get COVID-19 too.

While initial reports suggested that children were unlikely get get infected, we're now finding that children are also likely to be infected. Because children sometimes experience more mild symptoms than adults, fewer children were being tested. When children are tested, we’re finding that more of them have COVID-19 than we thought. Therefore, all social distancing measures should be taken for both kids and adults to prevent the spread of disease and any risk to children.

For example, the latest reports from South Korea show that children and teenagers account for about 6% of the total cases reported there so far.