Help your children stay healthy by encouraging them to:
• Wash with soap and water for 20 seconds (sing the happy birthday song with your children so they will know how long to wash).
• If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that is 60 percent or higher alcohol-based.
• Teach your children to avoid touching their faces.
• Avoid people who are coughing and sneezing or who have other symptoms of being sick.
• Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of their elbow. (throw away the tissue immediately and wash hands after coughing or sneezing)
There are no official guidelines for children and face coverings yet. Experts, however, say that children under the age of two should not wear face coverings. For now, its up to parents to decide whether or not their children will wear face coverings in public. If you do decide your children should wear face coverings, its good to explain why with a direct, age-appropriate conversation.