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Face coverings may have prevented outbreak at Missouri hair salon

The outside of the Great Clips salon in Springfield, Missouri. The outside of the Great Clips salon in Springfield, Missouri. | Photo: NBC News.

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Created: July 14, 2020 03:06 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Face coverings may have prevented a coronavirus outbreak at a Missouri hair salon after over 100 people were exposed to the virus.

That is according to a new Centers for Disease Control report which focused on a Springfield, Missouri hair salon where two hair stylists had worked before testing positive for coronavirus.

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The pair had worked on a total of 139 clients at the time.

The report states that the two stylists and their clients were following city and company policy and had worn face masks.

None of their clients, nor their secondary contacts, ended up contracting the virus.

The scientists say the use of face masks likely mitigated the spread of the virus.


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