NJ AAP president discusses state's school mask mandate


The president of the New Jersey chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses the just released mask mandate for public schools in the state and how to combat mask weariness.

Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Jeanne Craft, MD, FAAP, the president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to discuss the state's mask mandate for public schools, what the delta variant may mean for the upcoming school year, and how to help parents and children combat weariness about wearing masks.

Editor's note: Following the completion of this interview, Dr. Craft informed the editorial team that California, Louisiana, Oregon, and Washington state were in the process of creating their own mask mandates.

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Tina Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, editor in chief, Contemporary Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, pediatric infectious diseases attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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