Announcement from the NY State Department of Health regarding COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Recently, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported as possibly linked With Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, a condition that has features which overlap with Kawasaki Disease and Toxic Shock Syndrome. While this condition is still believed to be rare, it can lead to serious complications and death if left untreated. Parents are urged to pay close attention to the symptoms of this potentially serious condition.

Seek medical attention for your child if he or she has the following symptoms:

fever higher than 101 degrees that lasts for a few days
abdominal pain
both eyes appearing red or pink
swollen hands and feel, which may also be red
a swollen lymph node (or "gland") on one side of the neck
difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluids
change in skin color- becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
lethargy, irritability or confusion
decreased frequency in urinating
racing heart or chest pain
trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly.

The link between COVID-I9 and this condition is not fully understood. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, monitor them closely regardless of whether they have tested positive for COVID-I9.