Studies Track Infections to Measure Mask Effectiveness

August 17, 2020


Do masking and other mitigation strategies protect healthcare workers from occupational transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

A study by Contejean and colleagues looked at positivity rates in healthcare workers associated with a bundle of interventions that included universal masking, hand hygiene emphasis, and use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) (medical masking, gowns, gloves, eye protection, and N95 masks for aerosol-generating procedures).