COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert from HR - Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Posted Date: 
03/25/20

News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of the papers, to your televisions, and to the playground. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be.

Attached is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute and you will find a link to resources on their website Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus 

This video How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus is also on the website, is excellent and delivered in a calm, reassuring manner.

  • Many of you may not be raising kids now, but have grandchildren or friends with children who would benefit from this information. Please share it with them.

Remember, UnitedHealthcare offers a wide range of support to help you stay up to date with, and cope with COVID-19 as part of the City’s EAP, Live and Work Well. Any employee, even if not covered by the City health plan, can access Live and Work Well.  Simply click on Live and Work Well Website and register as a guest at the bottom of the screen, using the access code Tampa.

Live and Work Well has a toll-free emotional support help line at (866) 342-6892 that is free of charge and available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals will connect people to resources. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alerts from HR can be found on INet main page, and on the internet at Employees Guide.

Visit the City of Tampa Corona Disease (COVID) Information Website for details, frequently asked questions, and information on resources.