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Masks and Kids: What You Need to Know

small boy dressed as a superhero and wearing a mask 

Posted July 28, 2020 

Most children have probably heard of COVID-19, and may have questions about both the virus and wearing masks, especially when it comes to going out in public, to daycare or returning to school. For parents, answering those questions can be a challenge. Nilgun Zimakas, MD, a pediatrician with UVM Children’s Hospital, gives us guidance on how to talk to your children about mask wearing.

Part 1: How do I explain COVID-19 to my child?


Part 2: Wearing a mask the right way


Part 3: Challenges with masks


Part 4: Taking care of and cleaning masks