Children and Teens Should Avoid Social Situations and Wear Masks

April 15, 2020 – This message from SLV Emergency, “Teens should be avoiding social situations and instead use digital alternatives to hang out with their friends. Teens may not be as likely to experience severe symptoms if they do develop COVID-19, but they are just as likely as people in any other age group to spread the virus unknowingly. Children should not be playing with other children in the neighborhood or participating in play dates during the stay at home order.

“Parents should also have children and teens wear a mask if they cannot remain at home. Supervise children between the ages of 3 and 5 if they are wearing a mask. If the mask is creating discomfort or resulting in the child touching their face frequently, reconsider whether a mask is appropriate for that child. Children under 2 years of age should not wear a mask or other cloth face covering.”

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