Recent statistics reveal that almost 80% of children in the U.S have had COVID-19 at least once
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 80% of children in the United States between the ages of 6 months to 17 years have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
“That means about 57 million children are estimated to have had COVID-19 nationwide at least once through June 2022. The data does not include reinfections, nor does it measure antibodies produced by vaccination. By age, an estimated 74% of 0- to 4-year-olds have been infected; 82.5% of 5- to 11-year-olds; and 80% of 12- to 17-year-olds,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Masking up, in conjunction with other preventative measures, is still extremely important and the CDC recommends that people should wear masks even in areas classified with “medium” coronavirus infection levels. Wearing a mask or respirator that provides greater protection to the wearer has been recommended for individuals who are at an increased risk for severe disease.
“About 80% of the U.S. population lives in an area with “medium” or “high” COVID-19 community levels,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle.
Taking these statistics into consideration it’s clear that all of us, including our children, need to be wearing masks.
It’s not always easy to get kids to mask up - especially when their masks irritate or hurt them due to the fact that they are simply not the right fit. If you’re having a hard time finding face masks with a great fit for your kids, be sure to check out this guide that suggests specific masks by sizing and age. The face masks suggested below are also great options for kids.
A&P KF94 Face Mask
The A&P KF94 face mask for kids is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old. This 4-ply mask with a high-quality melt-blown filter inside is certified by the Korean FDA. It also comes in a variety of fun colors including yellow, pink and dark grey.
Product Lab KF94 Face Mask
The Product Lab KF94 face mask for kids is perfect for children aged 6-9 years old. This three-dimensional mask with a lightweight structure for easy breathing also includes an adjustable nose bridge and an elastic ear loop that has enough elasticity to make a good seal. It offers a four-layer protection filter and is available in light yellow, light pink and light grey.
Good Day Premium Adjustable KF94 Face Mask
The Good Day Premium Adjustable KF94 face mask for kids is extra small and works well for children aged 2-5 years old. The foldable design makes these masks feel breathable and keeps the air you breathe feeling cooler because of the pocket in the front of the mask. It has an adjustable nose clip and adjustable ear loops for an exact fit.
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