Addis Communications Joins World Mask Week to Build A Global Movement to Wear Masks

PIcture of a globe that says science says wear a mask. World Mask Week Aug. 7-14, 2020

World Mask Week is a global movement to inspire more people to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Metropolitan Washington, DC — Addis Communications has joined forces with the Pandemic Action Network, CDC Foundation, and partners in support of World Mask Week, August 7-14, 2020. Community masking is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Until we have vaccines or medicines to fight COVID-19, mask wearing is one of the best tools we have ― particularly when paired with social distancing, handwashing, testing, and tracing.

“With so much misinformation and disinformation out there, it’s essential to listen to our public health officials for guidance,” said Karen Addis, APR, president &CEO of Addis Communications. “And the science clearly shows that wearing a mask saves lives. As a firm that specializes in health and science, we will continue to do our part to promote the importance of listening to public health officials and scientists.”

The global movement 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 are asked to show their support by sharing a statement, picture, or video on social media, tagged with #WorldMaskWeek.

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.


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