in the past In the past two years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued complex—and sometimes contradictory—instructions on whether you should wear a mask, depending on whether you are indoors, outdoors, vaccinated, or unvaccinated. In all the chaos, it is easy to miss a large group of people who have not yet been vaccinated: children under 12 still cannot be vaccinated. They will also return to school in large numbers soon.
I have two young children myself, and it is strange and proud to watch them adapt to the climate of wearing masks. My son entered a pandemic as a 2-year-old child wearing a mask. At the age of 4, he calmly asked for his mask and put it on before playing on the playground.
We know that all children over the age of 2 who have not been vaccinated should wear masks in public places, which means that if your child is going back to school, you should update your mask collection.
I spent two years wearing a mask for my child. These are the best. However, don’t take this as my last sentence.I constantly test and update our recommendations, and I also update our guides regularly The best masks for adults.
Update August 2021: We have added the latest information, new masks from Happy Masks and Dr. Puri, and updated our accessory recommendations.
Adrienne So is the lead author of this guide. Louryn Strampe also tested and contributed to this guide.
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