Here's What Your Family Should Know About Coronavirus As schools across the U.S. shutter for weeks at a time, Short Wave looks at the science behind the decision. Plus, tips from a psychologist on how to cope with long, unexpected periods at home.
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Coronavirus Is Closing Schools: Here's How Families Can Cope.

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Coronavirus Is Closing Schools: Here's How Families Can Cope.

Coronavirus Is Closing Schools: Here's How Families Can Cope.

Coronavirus Is Closing Schools: Here's How Families Can Cope.

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An empty class room in Dinslaken, Germany. Schools around the world are closing for weeks at a time, leaving families to fend for themselves. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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An empty class room in Dinslaken, Germany. Schools around the world are closing for weeks at a time, leaving families to fend for themselves.

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A schools across the U.S. (and the world) shutter for weeks at a time, Short Wave looks at the science behind the decision to keep kids home. Plus, tips from a psychologist on how parents can cope with what has suddenly become an endless spring break. Host Emily Kwong (@emilykwong1234) talks to NPR Education Correspondent Cory Turner (@NPRCoryTurner) and Global Health and Development Editor Malaka Gharib (@MalakaGharib).

And here's the cartoon on Malaka's day of following the CDC's recommendations. Read the full comic here.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Geoff Brumfiel and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.