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Should Kids Wear Masks Again?

Yahoo! Life

With COVID cases on the rise, parents may be wondering if it’s time to return to masking for kids. Zachary Hoy, M.D., a board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist at Pediatrix® Nashville Pediatric Infectious Disease, said he doesn’t believe that families should overreact to the uptick in COVID-19 cases just yet, though it is worth monitoring. “At this time, masking should be based on COVID illness, COVID hospital admissions in the local area and risk of COVID disease, so most school-age children would not be at increased risk unless they have an underlying immune system deficiency or are on immune-compromising medications,” said Dr. Hoy.


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