Public health officials have recommended that people wear masks when social distancing is not possible for mitigation of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some governors are now mandating it. Science has indicated that mask-wearing helps prevent the spread, but what kind of masks actually work?
During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there has been some controversy around the wearing of masks or face coverings. We were alternately told to wear them and not wear them. But does wearing a face covering reduce transmission of the virus? A new study seeks to answer that question.