A new CDC report finds that after Kansas put in place a mask mandate in July 2020, the rate of new COVID-19 cases decreased in counties with a mask requirement and increased in counties where masks were not required. Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask that covers your nose…


Image may contain: text that says 'Kansas implemented a mask mandate on July 3; some counties opted out* Counties with a mask mandatet Counties withouta mask mandatet New cases per 100,000 people decreased 6% increased 100% New cases per 100,000 people recommends everyone age 2 years and older wear masks in public *Change rate infections July 3-9 August 17-23 Mandated counties (n=24); nonmandated counties (n=81) CDC.GOV bit.ly/MMWR112020b MMWR'