Kids at day care spread COVID-19 to parents and teachers, CDC says
Very young children can catch COVID-19 and spread the virus to adults, even if they never show symptoms, according to a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings have implications as day care centers and schools reopen across the country and as a growing number of children are being diagnosed with the coronavirus. The new report details COVID-19 outbreaks at three child care facilities in Utah from April to July. Twelve children became infected from someone else at day care, but most had mild to no symptoms. Through detailed contact tracing, investigators were able to determine that those children then spread the virus to at least 1 in 4 people they were in close contact with outside of the child care facility. Those contacts usually included mothers and siblings.