Does everyone need to wear a mask outside? Experts weigh in.
A lot of factors can affect whether to keep your face covered while strolling, biking, or jogging outdoors.
The days are getting longer, temperatures are climbing, and daffodils are in full bloom. After a long, dark winter shuttered indoors with the threat of COVID-19 all around us, springtime promises a chance to finally break free from the confines of our homes. But do we have to take those deep breaths of fresh air from behind a mask?
A year after cities closed playgrounds and public parks, fearing the spread of the virus in shared outdoor spaces, plenty of evidence has accumulated showing that outdoor transmission is rare. That means recommendations around wearing a mask outside don’t need to be as strict either.
“One of the strongest findings from the literature is that transmission is reduced outdoors relative to