Face masks are still a good idea at the doctor’s office, study says
(CNN) - Signs urging everyone to mask up have largely disappeared from places like grocery stores and schools in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But they are still worn in medical offices, and a study published Monday says that might be a good idea.
Masks continue to offer some protection and reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 in a community setting, like a doctor’s office, according to the study.
The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine also found that there was not a significant difference in protection between surgical masks and N95 respirators in a healthcare setting.
The virus can still be passed from patient to staff or staff to patient even when both are masked, but it is rare.
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