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Cloth face coverings, commonly called masks, are a new social norm during the coronavirus pandemic. But for face coverings to work, we all have to do our best to wear them the right way including kids. For everyones safety, nearly everyone should wear a face mask when in public or when with people that dont live together. It is important to wear face masks properly to maximize their effectiveness. While it seems easy, there is a right and wrong way to wear a mask. The correct way includes covering your nose and mouth and securing it under your chin. Remember to always wash your hands, not to touch your face, and to have back up masks in case one gets dirty. The more we wear face masks around other people, the more effective they are. Watch more for helpful tips on how to best use your face mask.0:08 When kids should wear face coverings0:16 Who shouldnt wear a face covering 0:29 How to wear masks properly and the best kind of masks for kids0:58 The right way to put on and take off a mask1:29 Caring for cloth face coverings: how your mask is like your underwearRemember, almost everyone should wear a face covering. The only exceptions are for kids under the age of 2 and people who have sensory sensitivities or are unable to remove their own mask in an emergency. The best face masks are made of thick, breathable fabric, such as cotton, that dont allow droplets to get through.To see if your face mask is doing its job, hold a light up to your mask. If you can see any holes or light coming through, this is a sign you need a new face mask. Remember to wash your hands, and to have back up masks in case one gets dirty. The more we wear face masks around other people, the more effective they are. When combining this with good hand hygiene and social distancing, masks are even more effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19.Read frequently asked questions and get nitty gritty details about masks for kids at https://bit.ly/3nykeRw. Connect with Childrens Colorado:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/childrenscolo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/childrenshospitalcolorado Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChildrensColoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/children's-hospital-colorado Website: http://www.childrenscolorado.org