Somerville Mask Usage II
|November 7th, 2020|
I counted 130 people, but last time I didn't count babies and this time I did, by accident, which means that my number for children is no good. Looking just at adults, I counted 109 (vs 165) people of which 80% (87, +6pp) were masked, 9% (10, +4pp) had their nose exposed, 6% (7, -9pp) had their mask removed, and 5% (5, -1%) had no mask:
It looks like masking rates are up! Additionally, some people with masks on their chin would pull them up over their nose and mouth when passing people, but I counted everyone based on their masking status as they passed a particular mostly dead tree in front of me:
As before, women were less likely to be masked, but both women and men were more likely to be masked than in June:
Outdoors is still relatively safe, even without masks, since ventilation is so rapid, but the bike path is relatively crowded as outdoor places go. I'd be more interested in a comparison of grocery store numbers, but I haven't been inside a store since March and so am not in a good position to check.
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