Are you one of those who roam around in public without wearing a face mask?
Then this is for you.
A study has found that two US hairstylists who wore masks while infected with the coronavirus did not pass on COVID-19 to nearly 140 clients they serviced.
, quoting the study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the findings added weight to universal face-covering policies to avoid the virus from spreading.
The power of masks
The study said one of the hairstylists developed respiratory symptoms at a salon in Springfield, Missouri and continued working with clients until May 20, when she received a positive test for the new coronavirus.
Stylist A ignored medical advice to self-isolate after her test on May 18.
A second hairstylist who had been exposed to the first, also continued working until May 20 and tested positive two days later.
However, during their interactions with clients, both stylists had worn masks, and most of the clients they had interacted wore masks.
All their clients tested negative.
“Widespread adoption of policies requiring face coverings in public settings should be considered to reduce the impact and magnitude of additional waves of COVID-19,” concluded authors of the study.
See how important it is to wear masks when you are out in public?
Hope this is an eye-opener for you!