As with adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises children two years and older to wear cloth face coverings when in public settings. Face masks are one tool being used to protect the spread of the coronavirus, which can be transmitted by carriers who don’t always show symptoms. This makes masks particularly important for all of us — kids included — where social distancing is hard to maintain.
“By and large, children with COVID-19 who do have symptoms have mild ones and they’re not being tested,” says Brad Feldstein, MD, associate medical director of pediatrics for Einstein Healthcare Network. “The mask helps prevent that child who could be infectious from spreading the infection to someone else.”….more