Assess your risk
Does masking up really slow down the spread of COVID-19?
Cynthia Klusmeyer Published: 7/8/2020
Research shows masking makes a difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing risk of transmission.
“People who are asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic or very mildly symptomatic can still spread COVID-19 to others through respiratory droplets when coughing sneezing or talking,” explained Tammy Daniel, DNP, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health. “Wearing a mask prevents respiratory droplets from reaching others nearby.”