HealthDay Reports: 139 Clients, No COVID Infections — Hair Salon Study Shows Face Masks Work
An interesting new report shows just how effective face masks can be for stopping the spread of COVID-19.
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans continue to debate whether face masks can stop the spread of coronavirus, a new report offers compelling evidence that the coverings do indeed work.
In May, two hairstylists at a Missouri salon who had COVID-19 but wore face masks cut the hair of 139 masked customers for roughly a week, and did not infect a single client. They also did not infect any of the clients' contacts or any of the other stylists in the salon, researchers report.
The first stylist worked with clients for eight days while symptomatic, while the second stylist did the same for five days, the researchers wrote.