Mendoza urges continued caution for COVID in kids 12 and younger

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza is asking parents and others caring for children under 12 years old to remain cautious against COVID-19.

Mendoza urged parents, child care providers, camp operators, and summer school programs to keep a close watch for symptoms of the virus in children.

He also recommends kids in child care and indoor camp settings stay masked, this is to stay with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"These children are not yet eligible for vaccination, and studies show they could be particularly susceptible to the Delta variant if it finds its way into our community,” Mendoza said. “Most of us are now enjoying a respite from the pandemic, but it is not over. We should follow existing guidance to prevent another surge in cases.”

Mendoza said the county’s contract tracing team is working with camps, daycares, and schools to limit any exposure.

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