Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images

Why wear masks outdoors if Covid-19 is mostly transmitted indoors? Experts explain

  • The risk of catching Covid-19 outdoors is low but there are circumstances that make it more likely. Wearing a mask is the safest option, an epidemiologist says
  • If you are eating outdoors at a restaurant, wear a mask when you are not eating or drinking, another expert advises.

Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
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