At school we have been talking about keeping healthy! We learned how germs get in your body as well as ways to help ourselves and others stay healthy. We are working on washing our hands well, coughing and sneezing into our elbows, blowing our noses and then washing hands or using hand sanitizer. We also are using hand sanitizer more often especially when it is not a good time to wash hands.
We have not talked about specific illnesses at this point but may in the future. I have taken some time to read up about the Corona virus so I am guiding the kids at school based on accurate information.
Here is a link with information including a cartoon for kids. Another good resource is the CDC website. They have information for individuals but also information to guide leaders who are making decisions about closing/canceling public places or events.
All in all, we are lucky to live in time with quick and effective forms of communication, scientific knowledge, and advanced medical care!