Face maks, whether for adults or kids, are one of the easiest and most effective ways to slow the spread ofCOVID-19. It’s simple –coronavirusis spread through droplets, and face masks stop them from careening from one person to the next. The hard part is getting kids to wear face masks. Without an understanding of the life or death consequences of slowing the spread of COVID-19, to kids, (and kid-like adults) face masks might seem like nothing more than an inconvenience. But the best kid’s face masks are comfortable, adjustable, and most of all, appealing to kids thanks to bright colors and child-friendly patterns.
The only people exempt frommask-wearing, according to theCDC, are children under the age of 2 and those who cannot remove a mask themselves or have trouble breathing. So, kids who are older than 2 but just hate wearing masks need to get used to them (hint: modeling good compliance goes a long way). A good, kid-friendly,comfortable mask, in a breathable fabric, can help.