Background: Adolescents are vulnerable to the transmission of COVID-19. Teenagers have a lower knowledge of health protocols than the other age groups. This situation can lead to a continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases although the application of health protocols following CDC guidelines is already in place globally. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine adolescents’ knowledge about COVID-19 preventive measures according to CDC guidelines. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study with the snowball sampling method. It was conducted by distributing digital questionnaires in October 2021 to adolescents aged 12-18 years. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis related to knowledge and its differences was done based on the characteristics of adolescents. Result: About 80% of adolescents had good knowledge about COVID-19 preventive measures according to CDC guidelines. However, most of the adolescents did not have sufficient knowledge about proper handwashing, proper use and care of masks, and social distancing. Conclusion: Adolescent knowledge about the application of health protocols according to CDC guidelines needs to be improved. Educational interventions are needed to educate adolescents about health protocols against COVID-19.
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