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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Boulder County Public Health urges parents to help their children wear a face covering

Boulder County Public Health reminds parents that children older than 2 years old should wear face coverings too. Children can carry and transmit the virus to others, including vulnerable adults.

“We did not make it a requirement in our face covering order that children younger than 12 wear a mask because they cannot form the requisite intent to violate the law in the same way that an adult can,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health executive director. “But that doesn’t mean we don’t recommend it. We know masks are a very important tool in the tool box along with maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently."

The City of Lafayette face covering order does not require children ages 12 and younger to wear a face covering however parents are reminded that children older than 2 should wear face coverings also. 

Children younger than 2 years old should not wear a face covering due to their risk of suffocation. Anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should also refrain from wearing one and keep a six-foot distance from others instead. 

“How you wear a face covering is also important,” said Chana Goussetis, Boulder County Public Health spokesperson. “To prevent the spread of coronavirus, it’s not enough to just cover your mouth. The virus is often found in the nose and sinuses so leaving your nose exposed defeats the purpose of the mask.”

Face coverings should be washed regularly to remove any respiratory droplets, and it’s always best to handle them by the straps only, and to wash your hands before and after handling the masks to prevent contamination.

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