There has been plenty of discussion and concerns about the mask mandate for children in summer camp and daycare programs. For most parents, it was that thought of their 2 to 5-year-old wearing a mask for a full day, in most cases 5 or 6 hours. Now that New York State is not requiring kids in daycares to wear a mask, do you feel comfortable letting your child go to daycare?

According to WGRZ, there have been days of complaints and threats of lawsuits against the state, now the policy has been changed for children two to five years of age, they will no longer be required to wear a mask. The original policy was in line with the guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. I know there are parents excited about the latest changes, but I'm not sure if that is the correct solution.

If we are telling people to hurry and get vaccinated and still wear your mask, we are not out of the woods yet, I think that there should still be some concern for kids at the age as well. I know that kids that age are not going to wear a mask all day, and probably not even for a few hours for most. As a parent, I would like to see what other measures are being followed by staff members and teachers that are dealing with the children.

Get our free mobile app

Right now, vaccines are available for children 12-years and up, I think it will pretty difficult to get parents to allow their kids young than that to be vaccinated. I think that anyone working with children in the daycare programs should have to be fully vaccinated and show proof.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

KEEP READING: See states hit hardest by COVID-19’s impact on tourism