Face Mask Policies in South Korea in Response to COVID-19

Seungwon Yu, Suhee Kim, Junmo Kang

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All over the world, the critical shortage of face masks has been evident during the COVID-19 outbreak. No specific policy to solve the shortage has been shared among public health scholars and practitioners. Recently, the Korean government implemented noteworthy policies to stabilize the face mask market. This article examines the three government initiatives (Emergency Stabilization Policies) using participant observation, and what the effects of the Emergency Stabilization Policies are.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-499
Number of pages3
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • COVID-19
  • emergency stabilization policy
  • face mask
  • public health
  • publicly available face mask


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