Community masking is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19, so we’ve joined forces with the Pandemic Action Network, the CDC Foundation, and other partners in support of World Mask Week, August 7-14, 2020.
The initiative encourages people and organizations around the world to rally behind the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19 during World Mask Week and every week. People will be asked to show their support by sharing a statement, picture, or video on social media, tagged with #WorldMaskWeek.
“We encourage the Bulletin community to get behind #WorldMaskWeek,” said Rachel Bronson, the Bulletin’s president and CEO. “Mask-wearing is one of the best tools we have – particularly when paired with social distancing, handwashing, testing, and tracing.”
Face coverings block the spray of droplets from sneezing, coughing, talking, singing or shouting when worn over the mouth and nose. They serve as barriers that help prevent droplets from traveling into the air. Since people may have COVID-19, but not know it or have symptoms, consistent mask wearing can reduce the spread of the virus.
World Mask Week provides the opportunity to continue to sustain this momentum, uniting disparate parties around a single message. We encourage your participation and want to hear from you. Tag us in your social media posts about #WorldMaskWeek, and we’ll share as many as we can.
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