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Posted on: August 7, 2020

#MaskUpMA Initiative Launched

On Friday, July 31, the Baker-Polito Administration launched #MaskUpMA, an effort to continue to remind residents to wear masks and face-coverings in public to stop the spread of COVID-19. The effort underscores the importance of wearing masks across multiple channels including video testimonials on social media, a new PSA, and a website, Mass.Gov/MaskUp. 


In the week since the campaign was launched residents, elected leaders and members of the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins have helped spread the word by creating their own posts on social media with the tag #MaskUpMA.

 

In addition, the Department of Public Health also launched an updated public service announcement video, which is available here. Residents can also visit Mass.Gov/MaskUp to learn more about wearing face- coverings, including best practices and multilingual resources.

 

In May, Governor Baker issued an order requiring residents to wear face-coverings in public where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. Read the full MDPH Guidance and find more detailed information in Frequently Asked Questions - Face Covering.

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