The purpose of the study is to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately, increase the proportion of people who use masks correctly. Observing mask use can assist universities with determining the adherence among students, faculty and staff to inform public health decision-making.
For the week of April 12-18, 423 people were observed. Of those observed:
- 395 (93.4 percent) wore masks
- 28 (6.6 percent) did not wear masks
- 365 (92.4 percent) of those wearing masks wore them correctly
- 226 (57.2 percent) wore a cloth mask, representing the most common mask type
Since the start of the observation period (Feb. 15), the eight CDC-trained student observers have reported observing a total of 4,073 individuals. Of that total, 3,814 (93.6 percent) wore masks and 3,493 (91.6 percent) wore them correctly.
To see a week-by-week comparison, visit the Mask Observation Results page.
WVU is one of 60 colleges and universities across the country participating in MASCUP!, which stands for Mask Adherence Surveillance at Colleges and Universities Project.
- Do Your Part: Masks
- Week 8 results
- Week 7 results
- Week 6 results
- Week 5 results
- Week 4 results
- Week 3 results
- Week 2 results
- Week 1 results
- WVU, CDC relaunch mask observation study (MASCUP!)
Photo credit: WVU Photo/Greg Ellis
CONTACT: Nikky Luna, Director of Marketing and Communications
WVU School of Public Health