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Do day care teachers have to wear masks?

Do day care teachers have to wear masks?
"Why aren’t all teachers wearing masks at local day cares and preschools? Aren’t they mandated?"{ }a viewer asked News 13’s I-Team Coronavirus Help Desk. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

News 13's investigative team is working to answer your questions about the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on Western North Carolina.

A viewer asked, "Why aren’t all teachers wearing masks at local day cares and preschools? Aren’t they mandated?"

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We checked with the current guidance for child care facilities. According to the state, masks are required for all adult staff at preschools and day cares.

It is also recommended that the facility provides those face coverings to staff.

Child care programs are required to have all workers, all other adults, and children eleven years or older on site wear a face covering when they are or may be within six feet of another person.

According to state guidance, it is also recommended to consider face coverings for children between the ages of two and 10 if it is determined that they can reliably wear, remove, and handle masks following CDC guidelines.

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You can submit your questions to Iteam@wlos.com. News 13's Jennifer Emert, Lauren Brigman and Karen Zatkulak will work to get an answer for you.

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