UW Health Highlights Importance of Mask Wearing on #MaskUpMonday

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Madison, Wisconsin - As Wisconsin continues to deal with rising COVID-19 cases, UW Health is taking a day to thank people across Wisconsin for wearing a mask in public spaces.


We know that wearing a mask, especially for long periods of time, is a big change to our day-to-day life, and UW Health applauds the efforts made to protect our families, our neighbors and our communities from a novel and dangerous virus.


For those who might be feeling mask fatigue or are still skeptical of masks, UW Health experts encourage people to think of everything we already do to protect our health. We wear a seatbelt, we wash our hands before we eat, or maybe we quit smoking. Experts also encourage people to think about the things we do every day to keep others safe. We obey traffic laws, we do not permit smoking indoors, we cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze. Wearing a face covering is just like all these actions we take to make our community safer and healthier. Plus, it is important to remember that this, unlike seatbelts and hand washing, can be temporary if we make progress against the virus.


We don't know everything about COVID-19 yet, and we don't have a vaccine, but we know masks work to reduce our risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, so masks are one of the most important tools we all have to fight the virus.


We encourage the public to share on social media why they wear a mask or photos of themselves wearing their masks for #MaskUpMonday

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Date Published: 10/12/2020

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