Children and COVID-19

two young children at school

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
  • Learn more

School-Aged Children

The CDC recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Children Keep Our Community Strong



Carolyn Berger

How COVID-19 can impact a student’s mental health

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.