masks

Health officials dispel myths about masks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Health officials are continuing to urge the public to wear masks to protect against Covid-19. But myths about facial coverings can interfere with that message. Jackson County Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames says there’s been some discussion that masks …

Psychologists explain outbursts over face masks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Heated debates have sparked across the country as health officials urge Americans to wear facial coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But why is wearing a mask such a contentious topic? Ashland clinical psychologist Dr. Dan Quinn says …

Oregon mask mandate rolls out July 1

MEDFORD, Ore.– Starting Wednesday, Oregonians will be required to wear face masks when going in indoor public areas. The order comes from Governor Kate Brown as Oregon cases surged in the last two weeks. However, businesses and individuals are still being left …

Local gym says it won’t require masks

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local gym says it won’t’ enforce Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s face covering requirements. On June 29, Gov. Brown announced Oregonians statewide would be required to wear face coverings when in indoor spaces available to the public starting Wednesday, …