With the holidays coming up, there's one question on everyone's mind: Will there be another COVID-19 spike this winter? According to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, as told to NPR, the short answer is yes, especially since infections have been rising in Europe.
"We are seeing this increase in Europe, and Europe tends to precede us by about four to six weeks," Jha explains to NPR. "And so it stands to reason that as we get into November, December, maybe January, we are going to see an increase in infections across much of the country." Needless to say, now is the time to stock up on masks for your children, and that starts with knowing where to buy N95 masks for kids online.
The CDC says that everyone ages 2 and older can wear masks in indoor public spaces. It also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools in areas with high transmission rates.
Specifically, experts say that three-ply surgical masks, N95s, KN95s and KF94s offer the best level of protection. “When worn consistently and properly," the CDC wrote on its website, N95 respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, or NIOSH, “provide the highest level of protection from particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19.”