According to DEEC, the Kids’ League needs to encourage the wearing of masks or cloth face coverings when possible and at the discretion of the parents for children who can safely and appropriately wear, remove, and handle masks.
Since this matter is up to the discretion of the parents, if you feel that you do not wish your child to wear a mask, please communicate this to our administrative staff.
Additional DEEC regulations on mask wearing for children:
(a) When children can be safely kept at least 6 feet away from others, then they do not need to be encouraged to wear a mask.
(b) Masks will not be worn while children are eating/drinking, or engaging in active outdoor play, if children are able to keep physical distance from others.
(c) Children will be supervised when wearing a mask. If wearing the face covering causes the child to touch their face more frequently, staff will contact parents and see if they wish to reconsider their child wearing a mask.
(d) Families should provide their children with a sufficient supply of clean masks and face coverings for their child to allow replacing the covering as needed. Families must have a plan for routine cleaning of masks and face coverings, clearly mark masks with child’s name, if applicable, and clearly distinguish which side of the covering should be worn facing outwards so they are worn properly each day. Washable masks and face coverings must be routinely washed at least daily and any time the mask is used or becomes soiled, depending on the frequency of use. When possible, masks must be washed in a washing machine in hot water and dried fully.