Did you know that Aug. 7 to 14 is World Mask Week?
The WHO even has a #WearAMask challenge on social media
Aug 12, 2020
Face shields may be the new quarantine accessory favored by many now with the government slowly making it mandatory in public starting with public transportation.
But without the OG accessory of the moment, masks, face shields just won’t work that well against the spread of COVID-19—that coupled with physical distancing and thorough handwashing, of course.
Join the World Health Organization's #WearAMask challenge!Whether you’re wearing a medical mask as you care for…
As if reminders aren’t enough, the World Health Organization has partnered with the Pandemic Action Network, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the Africa CDC, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Facebook, Google, Global Citizen and over 40 other organizations to organize the first World Mask Week from Aug. 7 to 14, to reiterate the importance of mask-wearing during this time.
But that’s not all. In true social media fashion, these agencies even put up a challenge called #WearAMask challenge encouraging people to take a photo of themselves wearing a mask and tag people they know to do the same. If this doesn’t finally encourage mask-deniers, we don’t know what will. (A TikTok dance challenge maybe?)
Anyway, in honor of the inaugural World Mask Week and for all of you participating in #WearAMaskChallenge, we have some suggestions on where to buy cute, non-medical grade, reusable masks because unless we are to dispose of surgical mask properly, then we are better off sporting this alternative.
Indigenous handwoven masks are in—but how do we make sure our local weavers are properly compensated?
And with that, Happy World Mask Week.
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