About Wearing a Mask at MSK for Pediatric Patients & Families

Please wear a mask while you’re in our care, even while you’re in your room. Masks have been shown to be one of the most effective ways to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and visitors.

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Does my child need to wear a mask while at MSK?

All children age 2 and older need to wear a mask.

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I’m a caregiver, do I need to wear a mask while at MSK?

Yes, it’s important that everyone wear a mask while at MSK.  

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How does wearing a mask help?

Covering your mouth and nose significantly lowers the chances of spreading infection through small droplets that come out of your mouth when you talk, sneeze, and cough.

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What is the correct way to wear a mask?

Face masks should cover your nose, mouth and chin. If possible, adjust your mask so there are no gaps on either side.

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Can I take my mask off to eat?

Yes, it’s fine to take off you’re mask while you eat and drink. If a staff member or visitor enters your room, please put your mask back on.

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What if I need a new mask?

If you need a new mask, ask any member of your healthcare team.

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