Do not neglect careful disinfection of the baby’s skin with alcohol-based antiseptic solutions and that of the newborn with chlorhexidine or iodophore before any surgical procedure

Avoid as much as possible the closure of educational services and schools by carefully assessing the need for it with the competent authorities, in order to protect the psychophysical health and promote the development of children and adolescents.

In pediatric age, SARS-CoV-2 infection is less severe than in adults. Children become infected predominantly within families, while transmission within educational settings is less frequent. During a COVID-19 pandemic, stressful factors such as lack of social contacts...
Do not neglect careful disinfection of the baby’s skin with alcohol-based antiseptic solutions and that of the newborn with chlorhexidine or iodophore before any surgical procedure

Discourage pediatric patients attending the Emergency Room with mild symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or if they are contacts of SARS-CoV-2 positive patients in the absence of symptoms and do not delay access to Health Services if children and adolescents present with any clinical condition indicative of possible serious illness (whether or not related to presumed COVID-19 infection).

Children appear to be less affected by COVID-19 than adults, with a milder clinical presentation and a significantly lower mortality rate. However, serious complications, such as temporarily COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), which can be...