UPDATED 1/14/2022: The CDC has provided updated information on what types of masks to wear.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing masks in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, and when around people who do not live in your household. The CDC provides guidance in the Masks section on their website.
A number of resources have been developed for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to help understand why it is important to wear a mask. We have provided links below. We will update the list as we learn about other resources.
For Individuals with Down Syndrome
Visuals and Videos About Wearing Masks During COVID-19
For Families and Caregivers
Video on Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities to Wear Face Masks