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Presently, the risk of becoming ill from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is low. But, with the topic dominating the news, questions among parents about the health risks to their children and family are understandably abundant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states there is no evidence that children are more susceptible to the virus that causes COVID-19 compared with the general population. SMG’s Medical Director of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Dr. Dan Hart, provides some additional perspectives and advice in an article by NJ Family.