Where I am living face masks are now mandatory in all public indoor spaces.

There has been a lot of debate about the effectiveness of masks in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. But the data now suggests that they help. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you will now have to wear one.

For the most part people have been compliant. I’ve only been out to stores a few time and I did not see anyone who was not wearing a mask. This is encouraging.

Hopefully mask wearing is only a short term measure. I am sure that in time we will become more use to wearing them. Some have already been wearing them before they were mandated.

They have become fashionable too. You can see a lot of people wearing “designer” masks. In fact I have one from our local pro football team. Guess I am fashionable.

Here’s hoping that masks have the desired affect and we lower the risk of the virus spreading.