What Research Says About Mask Efficacy

November 24, 2020
Masks are required at all times in gyms, health clubs and rec centers. The front entrance to TruFusion in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Masks have come a long way since the beginning of the pandemic when people were advised to cut and fold old t-shirts. There are a lot of options, both in terms of material and look. But fashion and comfort don’t always go hand-in-hand with actually stopping the virus. Markian Hawryluk is a reporter for Kaiser Health News and is based in Lakewood. He recently wrote a story about how states’ face covering mandates leave gaps in protection.