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Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in – Medical Xpress

It’s a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking on the street, riding bikes or sitting in parks with their masks…

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It’s a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking on the street, riding bikes or sitting in parks with their masks on even when they’re far away from others.
Certain states, like Maine, have kept in place outdoor mask mandates for hiking trails and beaches.
So where does the evidence lie? And is there any harm in public health measures that go beyond the science, or if people behave more cautiously than they need?
Outdoors are much safer
Scientists…

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