Mask mandate in Kansas helped slow the spread of COVID-19, CDC research finds | TheHill

While the CDC had already known that masks help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19, the agency reported Friday that the 24 Kansas counties that complied with the July 2 executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly (D) had a net 6 percent decrease in the 7-day average of daily reported coronavirus infections by Aug. 23.

Meanwhile, the 81 counties that opted out of the mandate experienced a net 100 percent increase in the weekly average of cases, according to the CDC.

Source: Mask mandate in Kansas helped slow the spread of COVID-19, CDC research finds | TheHill