Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

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May 18, 2021

Adherence to Masking Requirement During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Early Elementary School Children

Observed mask adherence was on average 77% throughout a school day among pre-K to 2nd grade students participating in in-school instruction in an observational survey (n=1,000) across 15 private schools in Atlanta, GA during Fall 2020. Mask adherence, as observed by teachers for 1,048 classroom days, was lowest among Pre-K students (50-60%) and highest among…

May 4, 2021

Increasing Facemask Compliance among Healthcare Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a quality improvement study, median weekly face mask compliance among healthcare personnel (HCP) in a tertiary care center in Connecticut was higher (93% vs 82%) after implementation of a multimodal intervention developed from semi-structured interviews of HCP. No difference in face mask compliance was observed between COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 units. The intervention consisted of…

March 29, 2021

Projected COVID-19 Epidemic in the United States in the Context of the Effectiveness of a Potential Vaccine and Implications for Social Distancing and Face Mask Use

A study developing a dynamic compartmental model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in New York, Texas, Florida, and California showed that relaxing social distancing restrictions to pre-pandemic levels without changing current face mask use would lead to new outbreaks, resulting in 0.8–4 million infections and 15,000–240,000 deaths across these four states over the next 12 months. If face…