Study: Counties without masks see more rapid spread of virus
October 30, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties that require masks have seen about half as many new coronavirus infections as counties that don't mandate face coverings, a study has found, as cases statewide surged again to record levels.
"Do Masks Matter in Kansas" produced by the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas found that counties that require masks saw a decrease in their seven-day rolling average of daily cases per 100,000 population starting 14 days after the mandate was issued.
"Masks, it is important to note, do not eliminate COVID, but they significantly...