• Are N95 masks safe for children?

    10 days ago - By WGN TV

    PORTLAND, Ore. - As COVID-19 impacts kids, you may be searching for a mask that's right for your child. But are the higher grade N95 masks safe for children?
    Amid the omicron surge, Oregon Health Authority officials and other health leaders have urged residents to upgrade from cloth masks to N95, KN95, K594, or other NIOSH-Approved respirators for the best protection against the highly transmissible variant.
    But for parents with young kids, the guidance on N95s can still be murky.
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