Coronavirus in Children & Young Adults

COVID-19 and Children Wearing a Mask

Masking in Schools

During the pandemic, we worked with schools to implement public health measures to support the safety of children in their care, the teachers and staff and our community as a whole. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends masking in communities with high COVID-19 transmission rates for all teachers, staff and visitors, as well as all students older than age 2 unless they have a medical or developmental condition that prevents it.

We know that kids can get COVID-19 and transmit it, even if they are fully vaccinated and even if they do not have symptoms. Face masks are one of the most effective ways to prevent people from getting sick and prevent people who are infected from transmitting COVID-19 to others.

How to Properly Wear a Mask

Wash or sanitize your hands Step 1
Wash or sanitize your hands.
Colored side of mask facing out Step 2
Make sure colored side of mask is facing out and stiff bendable edge is on top.
Loop around ears Step 3
Holding ear loops, pull around ears.
Mold bendable edge to nose Step 4
Mold bendable edge to nose.
Expand mask to cover nose and chin Step 5
Expand mask to cover nose and chin.
Wash your hands again Step 6
Wash your hands again.