The Remarkable Case of the Missouri Hair Salon

How two hairstylists infected with Covid-19 did not spread new cases to 140 customers

Credit: Petko Ninov/Getty Images

Two hairstylists working at a Great Clips in Springfield, Missouri, were infected with the novel coronavirus but weren’t linked to any new cases among their 140 customers, likely thanks to the fact that they were wearing masks and taking…

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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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