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If teens are at low risk for the virus, why do I have to practice social distancing?
Even though teens are reported as having lower risk of becoming critically ill from the virus or dying, you can still contract and be a carrier of COVID19. In fact, many teens and younger adults have been found to be asymptomatic (no symptoms). This means you could be unknowingly carrying the virus and spreading it to your friends or others in the community if you ignore social distancing guidelines.
If you have any of these symptoms or are concerned you might’ve been exposed- talk to your parent or guardian.
Check out this video from Dr. Hayley Watson to learn ways to cope during these uncertain times: https://youtu.be/-vz8BT7kZCs