Wearing Medical Face Masks Is Important for Children During COVID-19
Masks remain a simple but powerful tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They are especially important for children too young to get the vaccine yet.
- Each box contains 50 pcs of blue disposable ear-loop face masks. They fit tightly to the contours of the face and come with a three-layer filtration system.
- Eid face mask has ASTM Level 1 certificate.
- Wire nose clip with plastic cover as well as flat elastic band design to improve the comfort level
- Contains 3 layers to provide excellent protection
- Made in Canada, Made in Ontario
Why do we still need to wear face masks?
It is possible to have COVID-19 but not have any symptoms. That's why wearing face masks is still so important as the virus still spreads, especially for unvaccinated children. Well-fitting face masks reduce the chance of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Should children wear masks?
Yes, face masks can be safely worn by all children 2 years of age and older, including most children with special health conditions, with rare exception.
Children should not wear a mask if they are under 2 years old, however, because of suffocation risk. Also, anyone unconscious or unable to remove a face covering on their own should not wear one.
When do children need to wear masks?
A recent surge in COVID-19 cases prompted new universal indoor masking guidance to help stop the spread. Universal indoor masking helps protect those not fully vaccinated or eligible for COVID vaccines. A child or adult is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after getting the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
It is recommended that everyone over age 2 wear a face mask at indoor public places right now--whether or not they are vaccinated against COVID-19—in areas where community transmission rates are substantial or high.
In addition, universal indoor mask use should continue in all schools, regardless of location, for all students, teachers, staff and visitors. The same is true at indoor camps, and while participating in group activities such as most indoor sports and outdoors sports with close contact (unless your child has certain medical or developmental conditions, as advised by their doctor).
Everyone should also continue to wear face masks when traveling. This includes travel on a school bus, plane, train, or other form of public transportation, and at the airport or station.
Is there a "right way" to wear a mask?
Yes. Place the mask securely over the mouth and nose and stretch it from ear to ear. It should fit snugly along the sides of the face without any gaps. It can be held on with ear loops or ties. Remember to wash hands before and after wearing it and avoid touching it once it's on. When back home, avoid touching the front of the face mask by taking it off from behind.
Note: Face masks should not be worn when eating or drinking. Also, make sure the mask has no choking or strangulation hazards for young children.