Karen Landino

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    Dispelling the myths: Face masks work to prevent COVID-19

    COLUMBUS, Ohio–Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, misconceptions about the effectiveness of face masks have circulated. Today, uncertainties about face coverings still exist, but Sanja Ilic, associate professor and food safety state specialist with Ohio State University Extension, is translating her research and educating the community about how masks can prevent the virus spread. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Through a series of simple home experiments, anyone, including students in grades K-12, can test if their mask stops COVID-19. “These tests,” Ilic said, “demonstrate the droplet transmission and serve as an educational tool of how the viruses are...