Aug 11, 2020
Please join us for this week's COVID-19 Virtual Provider Town Hall, Thursday, August 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. MST:
The topic of face masks or face coverings use and their efficacy has rapidly morphed into one of the most divisive topics in American culture. Mandated by many government bodies in the US and around the globe, these face coverings have been encouraged to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have heard from many of you, our listeners, that parents are asking for anticipatory guidance around mask wearing and their children, particularly chronic asthmatics. In this our 18th COVID-19 podcast, we will discuss the AAP guidance around pediatric patients and face coverings, considerations for asthmatic patients and how these fit in with the return to school.
In this episode we are joined by returning guest Monica Federico, MD, Medical Director of the Clinical Alignment and Asthma Programs at Children’s Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Mask Exemptions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Frontier for Clinicians, published by JAMA
Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Example letters referenced by Dr. Federico are forthcoming at the Charting Pediatrics website.
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