Coronavirus in Children & Young Adults

COVID-19 and Children Wearing a Mask

Masking in Schools

During the pandemic, we have 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. In light of the current increases in COVID-19 in children and adults, including in vaccinated individuals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have recommended universal masking 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.

We are dedicated to the safety of the children and families we serve and our community in Northeast Ohio, particularly during the current pandemic. In order to ensure we are doing all we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we support masking in schools.

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.