Results for week 3 of mask use study at Auburn

Published: February 26, 2021

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Auburn University, in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is currently studying mask use on and around campus.

During the week of Feb. 15-20, the study found 93% of individuals wore masks and of those 93% wore their mask correctly. The most common mask type observed during the week was cloth (63%), followed by surgical masks (29%).

Over 60 colleges and universities across the country are participating in the study during the spring semester. Students trained as data collectors are observing people on campus and at off-campus sites frequented by students.