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FEATURE

Let's
Talk
About
Wearing
Masks!
By Brianna Matey, PhD

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DELAWARE COUNTY MEDICINE & HEALTH

W

hen Governor Wolf expanded the mask wearing
order in Pennsylvania to make mask wearing
mandatory for everyone two and older whenever
we leave home, parents across the Commonwealth
were suddenly faced with a new COVID-related challenge.
Wearing a mask can be challenging for adults. It's not part of our
normal routine, masks can feel uncomfortable, and sometimes
we just don't want to wear one - but we do, because we have the
cognitive ability to understand the benefits of doing so. For children,
on the other hand, this can seem almost insurmountable. While
we understand the reasons and the rule, many children, especially
younger ones, may not be able to comprehend the reasons why
they need to wear masks. This may also be the case with adults with
cognitive limitations.
Child Guidance Resource Centers has put together some tools parents
and caregivers can use to encourage children to wear masks and help
integrate mask wearing into their daily routine. The tools below apply
to all children, but we will also share some specific resources geared
toward children and adults who have autism or developmental delays.

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