The Value of Universal Masking

The Value of Universal Masking

Universal masking at Mass General Hospital was associated with a significantly lower rate of SARS-CoV-2 positivity among health care workers. This association may be related to a decrease in transmission.

However, randomized trials of universal masking during a pandemic are likely not feasible.

Nonetheless, these results support universal masking as part of a multipronged infection reduction strategy in health care settings.

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