Due to recent recommendations saying that everyone should be wearing masks it is important to note that children younger than 2 years should NEVER wear a face mask or cloth covering because of concerns that they might suffocate. It is important to know how to protect your children from Coronavirus.
The CDC has provided the follow recommendations:
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same.
- Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks).
- Launder items including washable plush toys as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
WHO Face Mask Recommendations:
CDC Recommendations for children and Coronavirus (COVID-19):