Children’s Health and Well Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This issue brief reviews what is known to date about children’s health and well-being during coronavirus, including the physical and mental health consequences of school closures or openings, parental stress, economic and child welfare issues, and access to health care services. This piece draws on a range of sources including KFF analysis of the National Survey of Children’s Health, Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, KFF polls, and published literature.