Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 Required in PA Child Care

Child care staff and children 2 years and older are required to wear a face covering as described in the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Order for Universal Face Coverings unless a special exemption is met. Details are also found in the revised Office of Child Development and Early Learning Bureau of Certification’s Announcement July 8, 2020. Wearing masks can pose unique challenges for children. See frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings and children and COVID-19 information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.