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A public awareness health education campaign targeted specifically to children aged 6 to 7 years is needed to increase the compliance of health preventive behaviors, thus slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and protecting those populations most at risk. Literature suggests that visual delivery is the preferred way to process information when compared with information based on text.1 In this project, illustrations were used to display how to decrease the transmission rate of COVID-19. Images were developed in consideration of children's education, reading, comprehension level, average attention span, and previous knowledge level of COVID-19, using the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Simply Put.2 Illustrations displayed how to slow the spread with proper cough etiquette, mask wearing, social distancing, and handwashing (see Supplemental Digital Content, Figure, available at: The created images communicate behavior expectations and healthy daily living practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visual resources that do not contain text are needed to reach children of all reading levels and cultures.




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2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simply Put: a guide for creating easy-to-understand materials. Published 2009. Accessed October 5, 2020.[Context Link]