Do you like to people watch? Volunteers from the public health department are watching you. They are making a tally of folks who are and aren't wearing a mask.

They are lounging in the park, sitting in the King Soopers parking lot and just about any other public space you can think of. This is not scientific data, just a rough understanding of the community's mask usage.

Since April, the Tri-County Health Department has been recording data on face coverings in Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties, according to the Coloradoan.

For 30 minutes at each location, volunteers complete about five to 10 surveys in a day.

The public health department is not prepared to determine a weekly correlation between low mask usage and an increase in COVID-19 cases but will be at some point, said the Tri-County's Environmental Health Director Brian Hlavacek as reported by the Coloradoan.

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