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Which states leads the U.S in mask-wearing

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Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

In my Philadelphia suburb, I see 98% wearing masks while shopping, hardware store, gas stations --- surprised survey self reports so low in other areas with such heavy coverage re need on broadcast/cable TV/Dr. Fauci re need for masks.

CNN/ Axios poll

6/26/20

The Northeast leads the country in mask-wearing

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In New York, 67% say they're wearing a mask at all times when they leave their house. That's the highest percentage for any state for which there were at least 75 respondents polled.

Indeed, the Acela corridor more generally is leading the country in wearing masks. At least 60% of residents in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland indicated that they were always wearing masks.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/26/politics/maskwearing-coronavirus-analysis/index.html

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

I'll wear masks if I go pick up a pizza and have to interact with the person at the register. I don't wear it in my car or if I'm doing something physically strenuous like moving furniture or items to and from the vehicle. It's hot and humid as it is already in that situation. So the poll methodology might not be so great if it asks for "do you wear masks all the time outside?"

CloverPark, RN

Has 5 years experience.

I live in NJ and I have NEVER seen anyone NOT wearing a mask. I honestly think I might get shot if I didn't wear one out in public...

AL is a complete failure on wearing masks. Many claim masks aren't necessary, hence the tripled daily virus cases. It's the twilight zone. 🙄

Alaska is likewise overwhelmed with an alarming number of humans who refuse to mask in public. We did a day trip to the eastern portion of the Alaska Range last weekend. We stopped for gas in a small town along the way. Most people were not masking at that stop (we were masked) and some were weird about seeing people with masks...making faces and laughing.

There were 3 new cases reported in that small community on Monday. The nearest hospital for them is over 100 miles away.

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

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So the poll methodology might not be so great if it asks for ”do you wear masks all the time outside?”

That’s what I was thinking. A person might wear a mask when going to a crowded supermarket but not going for a 2am run in the woods. Even if they wear a mask 999 times out of the 1000 times they leave their house in a year, they’d still have to answer ”no” to a question including the word all (the time). Even if that one time was simply a trip to their own garden 😶

pixierose, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, psych. Has 4 years experience.

1 hour ago, macawake said:

That’s what I was thinking. A person might wear a mask when going to a crowded supermarket but not going for a 2am run in the woods. Even if they wear a mask 999 times out of the 1000 times they leave their house in a year, they’d still have to answer ”no” to a question including the word all (the time). Even if that one time was simply a trip to their own garden 😶

Agreed.

I’m in CT, where it’s been mandatory by law to wear a mask since late April. People have been incredible about wearing them, and it’s rare that I’ve seen people not wear one. I think it’s largely due to this that CT is one of two states that have actually seen a *decline* in cases this past week.

I’d expect the percentage in this article to be higher.

Well this just in: Kay Ivey decided that yes, cases are rising in AL but she's going to do absolutely nothing about it. And she coughed the whole way through! SMH

40 minutes ago, NurseBlaq said:

Well this just in: Kay Ivey decided that yes, cases are rising in AL but she's going to do absolutely nothing about it. And she coughed the whole way through! SMH

More failed political leadership. How embarrassing. It seems that the people of the USA are in the habit of electing political hacks into high offices of authority.

On 6/30/2020 at 2:59 PM, pixierose said:

Agreed.

I’m in CT, where it’s been mandatory by law to wear a mask since late April. People have been incredible about wearing them, and it’s rare that I’ve seen people not wear one. I think it’s largely due to this that CT is one of two states that have actually seen a *decline* in cases this past week.

I’d expect the percentage in this article to be higher.

Howdy, neighbor! I'll agree with the assessment of mask compliance in CT. Anytime I'm indoors, people are wearing masks. Outdoors where people come into contact with people, people are masked.

People going for a walk or other exercise are typically not wearing masks, which is fine because they're keeping their distance. We usually have a mask in our pockets if we're going to encounter others.

Is the mask wearing perfect? No. I often see people with the masks pulled down past their noses or I see people playing with pulling them down and putting them back up. But even imperfect mask wearing seems to be bearing fruit, as our COVID positivity rate is under 1% right now.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Due to increase in COVID-19 cases in PA ~650/day, PA Dept Health Dr Levine and Governor Wolf issued order today requiring masks to be worn for ALL PERSONS over age 2 when outside their home and unable to maintain social distance in public spaces.

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/live/coronavirus-covid-pa-nj-philadelphia-de-reopening-green-cases-update-new-20200701.html

Order: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200701-SOH-Universal-Face-Coverings-Order.pdf

My county reopened to parks and inside dining last Friday. Picked up takeout dinners and went to Delaware River park to watch ships on the river towards sunset. Several families, most distancing --all without masks. Son and I masked found Pavilion and enjoyed the evening. Somehow people mistook Green reopening phase as no restrictions; teenager group arrived -no masks, shoulder to shoulder Got to get the message out that MASKS NECESSARY at this time to prevent one from catching virus.

https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/fs-Important-information-cloth-face-covering.pdf