The Immediate and Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on Children

Key Resources

“Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic.” Levinson, M., Cevik, M., and Lipsitch, M. The New England Journal of Medicine. July 29, 2020. Available at

“What Do We Know About Children and Coronavirus Transmission?” Michaud, J., and Kates, J. Kaiser Family Foundation. July 29, 2020. Available at

“Coronavirus Pandemic: How Can We Reduce Long-Term Impact on Children’s Mental Health?” Gleason, M. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. June 1, 2020. Available at

“For Parents: MIS-C.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May 20, 2020. Available at

“Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences During COVID-19.” Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. April 8, 2020. Available at

Additional Resources

“Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 As Much As Older Children and Adults.” Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. July 30, 2020. Available at

“Study: Middle, High Schoolers Can Spread Coronavirus As Well As Adults.” Knutson, J. Axios. July 18, 2020. Available at

“Millions of Seniors Live in Households With School-Age Children.” Rae, M., Neuman, T., Kates, J., et al. Kaiser Family Foundation. July 16, 2020. Available at

“Medical Vulnerability of Young Adults to Severe COVID-19 Illness – Data From the National Health Interview Survey.” Adams, S., Park, M., Schaub, J., et al. Journal of Adolescent Health. July 13, 2020. Available at

“1 in 3 Young Adults May Face Severe COVID-19, UCSF Study Shows.” Leigh, S. University of California San Francisco. July 12, 2020. Available at

“Researchers Report Nearly 300 Cases of Inflammatory Syndrome Tied to Covid-19 in Kids.” Branswell, H. STAT News. June 29, 2020. Available at

“Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak.” American Academy of Pediatrics. June 5, 2020. Available at

“Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration – United States, 2020.” Santoli, J., Lindley, M., DeSilva, M., et al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May 15, 2020. Available at

“Coronavirus in Babies and Kids.” Milstone, A. Johns Hopkins Medicine. May 13, 2020. Available at

“COVID-19 in Children and the Dynamics of Infection in Families.” Posfay-Barbe, K., Wagner, N., Gauthey, M., et al. Pediatrics. May 12, 2020. Available at

“The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents.” Volkin, S. The Hub. May 11, 2020. Available at

“Adolescents’ Motivations to Engage in Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations with Mental and Social Health.” Oosterhoff, B., Palmer, C., Wilson, J., et al. The Journal of Adolescent Health. May 8, 2020. Available at

“Changes in Income and Health Coverage Eligibility After Job Loss Due to COVID-19.” Pollitz, K. and Claxton, G. Kaiser Family Foundation. April 14, 2020. Available at