Children and COVID-19
Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:
- Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
- Get sick from COVID-19
- Spread COVID-19 to others
Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, CDC recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
UMN expert Carolyn Berger, PhD, addresses how the long-term nature of the pandemic — and the uncertainty around it — can affect a student’s well-being.