Across the world, coronavirus cases have been increasing and a new social media campaign called #WearADamnMask challenge, started by designer Tory Burch, aims to remind people about the importance of wearing a mask while in public places to help prevent the virus from spreading. Since states have started reopening things, the rates of coronavirus cases have skyrocketed.
“I am sure you all are seeing what I am seeing, COVID 19 rates in the USA are rising at a truly scary rate,” Burch posted on Instagram. “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.”
Not long after Burch posted on Instagram, other celebrities followed suit including Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Samira Nasr, Jennifer Aniston, Marisa Tomei, Matthew A. Cherry, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon. They’ve even challenged other celebrities to join in.
Check out these celebrities who have joined the #WearADamnMask and their reasons for wearing a mask. Make sure you stay safe and wear a mask when you’re out in public.