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Community Mask-Wearing for Children and Youth in Schools

Last updated: March 23, 2021
Project Number: RA1170-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Non - Surgical Procedure
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of mask-wearing in school settings to limit the spread of respiratory infection or illness in children and youth?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding mask-wearing by children and youth in school settings to limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection?

Key Message

Two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of mask-wearing in school settings to limit the spread of respiratory infection or illness in children and youth. One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding mask-wearing by children and youth in school settings to limit the spread of coronavirus disease infection.