Mask Observation Results

The School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered to conduct a seven-week mask observation study to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly. The observation period began the week of October 6. 

3144 Total People Observed

Each Represents 30 People

83.87%(2637 of Total Participants) Wore Masks
16.13% (507 of Total Participants)Did Not Wear Masks
86.04% (2269 of Total Participants who wore a mask)
wore them
correctly
62.38% (1645 of Total Participants who wore a mask)
masks were
cloth

Total Data Breakdowns

Masks vs. No Masks

Wore a Mask
Did Not Wear a Mask
October 5 (389 Observed)
Wore a mask
85.09% (331)
Did Not Wear a mask
14.91% (58)
October 12 (466 Observed)
Wore a mask
81.33% (379)
Did Not Wear a mask
18.67% (87)
October 19 (401 Observed)
Wore a mask
79.55% (319)
Did Not Wear a mask
20.45% (82)
October 26 (413 Observed)
Wore a mask
84.26% (348)
Did Not Wear a mask
15.74% (65)
November 2 (505 Observed)
Wore a mask
84.95% (429)
Did Not Wear a mask
15.05% (76)
November 9 (510 Observed)
Wore a mask
83.33% (425)
Did Not Wear a mask
16.67% (85)
November 16 (460 Observed)
Wore a mask
88.26% (406)
Did Not Wear a mask
11.74% (54)

Masks Worn Correctly

Worn Correctly
Worn Incorrectly
October 5 (331 Observed)
Wore a mask
83.99% (278)
Did Not Wear a mask
16.01% (53)
October 12 (379 Observed)
Wore a mask
86.02% (326)
Did Not Wear a mask
13.98% (53)
October 19 (319 Observed)
Wore a mask
84.95% (271)
Did Not Wear a mask
15.05% (48)
October 26 (348 Observed)
Wore a mask
85.63% (298)
Did Not Wear a mask
14.37% (50)
November 2 (429 Observed)
Wore a mask
84.62% (363)
Did Not Wear a mask
15.38% (66)
November 9 (425 Observed)
Wore a mask
86.12% (366)
Did Not Wear a mask
13.88% (59)
November 16 (406 Observed)
Wore a mask
90.39% (367)
Did Not Wear a mask
9.61% (39)

Mask Material

Cloth
Surgical
Neck Gaiter
N95
October 5 (330 Observed)
Cloth
61.52% (203)
Surgical
28.18% (93)
Neck Gaiter
8.48% (28)
N95
1.82% (6)
October 12 (379 Observed)
Cloth
59.37% (225)
Surgical
34.56% (131)
Neck Gaiter
0.53% (2)
N95
5.54% (21)
October 19 (319 Observed)
Cloth
67.71% (216)
Surgical
23.82% (76)
Neck Gaiter
7.84% (25)
N95
0.63% (2)
October 26 (348 Observed)
Cloth
66.95% (233)
Surgical
28.16% (98)
Neck Gaiter
4.31% (15)
N95
0.57% (2)
November 2 (426 Observed)
Cloth
55.16% (235)
Surgical
38.50% (164)
Neck Gaiter
4.46% (19)
N95
1.88% (8)
November 9 (425 Observed)
Cloth
63.06% (268)
Surgical
30.35% (129)
Neck Gaiter
6.35% (27)
N95
0.24% (1)
November 16 (405 Observed)
Cloth
65.43% (265)
Surgical
27.90% (113)
Neck Gaiter
4.69% (19)
N95
1.98% (8)