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Are Medical Exemptions Available For Wearing Masks?

Joe Gastaldo, MD discusses requests for mask medical exemptions.

Primary care physicians are being asked to consider medical exemptions from wearing a mask.

In healthcare, people have been wearing masks for years. Surgeons, for example, wear masks for hours in the operating room.

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ website is a great resource when it comes to mask information for families and children, specifically.

Wearing a mask provides no medical harm to children. In fact, children wearing a mask during settings of high and substantial community transmission is important to prevent them from getting COVID-19.

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