Colorado: Health authorities enlist volunteers to monitor mask-wearing

Colorado: Health authorities enlist volunteers to monitor mask-wearing

[Ed. – Yes: there’s a creepy spy ring out there watching the public.]

From their cars and trucks, parked in the lots of King Soopers, Whole Foods and the corner store, they are staring out their vehicle windows as you shop. But these guys — volunteers from the public health department — are only interested in what’s on your face.

Mask or no mask.

It’s a simple tally mark, a “quick and dirty” assessment not meant for serious scientific scrutiny.

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But thanks to the reconnaissance, Tri-County Health Department has weekly data going back to April about the percentage of people in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties who are putting on face coverings when they go out in public. The surveys ranged from a low of 56% of people observed in Adams County the week of July 5, to a high of 96% seen in Douglas County last week.

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