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Grapevines: News and updates from Napa County students

Grapevines: News and updates from Napa County students

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. Napa students include: Lewis Ballard, College of Letters and Science, Dean's List and Margaret Carpenter, School of Human Ecology, Dean's Honor List.

Connor Chesky of St. Helena earned fall 2020 semester honors from Kansas State University.

Benjamin W. Mickens, a Politics major in the class of 2023 from Napa, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Napa resident Grace Del Carmen Montenegro, majoring in behavioral neuroscience, was named to the University's dean's list for the Fall semester at Northeastern University. 

Watch now: Study Suggests Wearing A Mask Can’t Replace Physical Distancing

Researchers in the U.S. have said that mask-wearing should not be used as a substitute for social distancing. Although mask-wearing was shown to reduce transmission of COVID-19, it was not the most effective. Areas where people wore face masks while social distancing showed the highest chance of controlling transmission. The wearing of a face mask was seen by many as enough to combat the spread of the virus, but this is not the case. An important finding of this research is that mask-wearing is not a replacement for physical distancing, Ben Rader of Boston University. The research was done by analytics firm Elsevier and published in the journal, Lancet Digital Health. The results of the study match the WHO recommendation of mask usage in conjunction with other measures. Other measures include hand washing, increased ventilation, and people avoiding touching their faces and mouths.

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