Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Declines in County COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates After States Issued Mask Mandates

Dunphy, C., Joo, H., Sapiano, M.R.P., Howard-Williams, M., McCord, R., Sunshine, G., Kao, S., Guy, G., Weber, R., Gakh, M., Ekwueme, D.U.

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Organizational Change/ Development
Policy Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

Mask mandates in states beginning in 2020 had a significant impact on COVID-19-related hospitalizations. This study recommends revisiting mask mandates as new variants of COVID-19 spread and pressures return to the healthcare system.

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Community, School, Workplace

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