RNAO launches campaign to promote wearing masks

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario has launched a new social media campaign called #Maskathon.

RNAO urges everyone – including children and youth – to wear a non-medical mask or face covering in indoor public space to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Nurses, doctors and other health professionals have already spoken out about the importance of wearing masks in indoor public spaces and show that wearing a mask – on top of practising safe physical distancing and good hand hygiene – makes a difference to contain a second wave of COVID-19,” says RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun.

Participants can post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtags: #Maskathon and #TogetherWeCanDoIt.

For those who do not have social media, but would still like to participate, please send us your photo at maskathon@RNAO.ca.

Every Thursday, RNAO will choose a “photo of the week” and share it across their social media platforms.

When wearing a non-medical mask or face covering, please remember to wear it all the way up, close to the bridge of your nose and all the way down under your chin. The mask should also fit snug around your face without gaps.

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