As kids across the country gear up to return to school, the World Health Organization released long-awaited guidance on whether they should wear masks. 

It's been a point of confusion for parents amid the coronavirus pandemic since most kids get mild symptoms, but nearly 100,000 tested positive at the end of July, according to the Mayo Clinic and American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. 

There's also the inflammatory syndrome associated with coronavirus infections, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that's killed at least 10 children in the US.

The WHO brought together a multidisciplinary group to evaluate coronavirus transmission in children, which released three recommendations on August 21 for mask-wearing depending on their precise age group.

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