The Time for Universal Masking of the Public for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Is Now.
- Author(s): Gandhi, Monica;
- Havlir, Diane
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa131
In this perspective, we recommend universal masking of the US public during coronavirus disease 2019 due to the high contagiousness of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), viral shedding of viable SARS-CoV-2 from asymptomatic individuals, and the likely contribution of masking to core distancing public health strategies for curbing transmission.