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No. There are multiple medical and scientific studies that show evidence of the effectiveness of masks and face coverings in slowing virus transmission. For more information, and references to the studies themselves, please review our page on Why Masks Work.
No. At St. Luke's, we only test for the presence of the COVID-19 virus itself. We do not test for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies.
For more information on testing data at St. Luke's, visit our COVID-19 Data and Reporting page.
St. Luke's is prepared to support our patients and community as we enter the fall flu season with COVID-19 still spreading across Idaho. Our commitment to safe care includes coronavirus testing, visitor screening, enhanced safety practices and more.