TUCSON (KVOA) – Now that the face covering mandate is in effect across our area, are you wearing the right one?
News Four Tucson spoke to Dr. David Friedman of Allergy Partners of Arizona. When asked if simple face coverings are working, Friedman said that we simply do not know at this point.
"The information that we're getting is from hospital setting type healthcare, where N-95 masks are effective in preventing transmission. Face clothes in the community have not been well studied at all," Friedman said.
Friedman continued the conversation by telling News Four Tucson that there are many different types of masks. Each type of mask will have a different effect on protecting the spread of COVID-19.
"With COVID-19, it's no longer good to be friends with a 'close-talker'."