CHOP Expert Offers Advice for Kids Under 5 as Mask Mandates Relax

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Mom holding son, both in masks With low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalization rates, many states across the country have now lifted mask mandates. While many hope this signifies a shift from a pandemic to an endemic, others are concerned about relaxing mitigation efforts, especially families of young children who are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Follow the emerging guidance and use the rate of community spread that is going on around you to help factor in on how you will proceed in terms of masking or not masking,” advised Dr. Julia Sammons, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician and Assistant Vice President of the Office of Preparedness, Prevention and Response at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Sammons discussed families’ questions with local news stations.

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