Department of Mental Health Masking Recommendations for Child Care: COVID-19
“Child care settings will continue to have both vaccinated and unvaccinated people as there is not a vaccine approved for children under 12 years of age available yet. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that child care settings continue prevention measures, including use of face coverings and physical distancing, even after staff have been vaccinated.
Everyone 2 years and older should wear a face covering when around people who do not live in their household, except when eating or sleeping.
Teach and reinforce the consistent and correct use of face coverings for all staff and children aged 2 years and older.
A face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing. Face coverings should still be worn in addition to physical distancing. Wearing a face covering is especially important indoors and when physical distancing is difficult to implement or maintain while providing care to young children.