When should children be allowed to remove their masks?

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Schools and teachers should structure in times when students can take off masks and have a break. These mask breaks would preferably be outdoors whenever possible with social distancing in mind. If children are indoors it is preferable that windows be open whenever possible particularly during mask breaks. These breaks can occur hourly ideally during quiet reading time or study when students are not speaking. Teachers might consider having
alternate rows remove masks at the same time during a break and then switching. Children may also remove their masks while eating, playing outdoors and during gym activities requiring physical exertion provided children can remain 6 feet apart from each other.