Throughout the country and in many parts of the world, the cases of people affected with the coronavirus have been increasing since restrictions have been lifted and places are starting to reopen. A new social media campaign, #WearaDamnMask, started by designer Tory Burch, aims to remind people just how important wearing a mask is in preventing coronavirus from spreading.
“I am sure you all are seeing what I am seeing, COVID 19 rates in the USA are rising at a truly scary rate. One thing I know for sure is that there’s a very easy way each of us can help, and that’s to #WearaDamnMask whenever we are in public.
#WearaDamnMask because we want to protect ourselves and, even more importantly, we want to protect others
#WearaDamnMask because clearly, the doctors and data say we are not going to beat this pandemic unless we each do our part to get rid of it
#WearaDamnMask because is it not a political issue, it is an issue of saving lives
#WearaDamnMask because it is the only way to keep our most vulnerable safe and the only way to get our economy back on track,” Burch’s Instagram post reads.
She also tagged other celebrities to accept the challenge and so far, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Samira Nasr, Jennifer Aniston, Marisa Tomei, Matthew A. Cherry, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon have gotten involved in the cause.
Here are just a few of the many celebrities who have taken part in the challenge and why they choose to wear a mask. Remember, the best way to prevent the pandemic from getting worse is to wear a mask when you’re in public places.