COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Masks are still required in healthcare settings per CDC and state health department guidelines.
While it is vital that adults wear a cloth face covering or masks it is also important for children over age 2. Children age 2 and under should not wear a face covering due to risks of breathing problems. Getting your child to wear a cloth covering can be challenging. These tips below, from Certified Child Life Specialist, Megan Massey can help families and children cope with wearing a face covering or mask.
Here are some tips that may help:
Explain that using face covering or mask is a rule right now. For example, “It’s a rule to wear shoes outside and for now it’s a rule to wear a face covering when we go to out.”
Once the face covering is on reassure them that they are doing great and it will only be for a little while. Once safely back inside remember to help your children remove their face covering or mask and either throw it away (one-time use paper masks) or place it in the washing machine (cloth-recommendations are that each mask is washed between use) and wash their hands right away.