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What Research Says About Mask Efficacy

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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.