We at I Am Resilient are huge supporters of masks. We have loved ones who are immunocompromised, we know people who’ve been affected by COVID-19 and frankly, we care about others. We are in this pivotal moment right now, as the United States numbers continue to soar, and as society continues to open, there’s a rise in positive cases in western Canada. While some jurisdictions have made masks indoors mandatory, it’s still optional in many places. For the sake of yourselves and the people you care about, we are sharing reasons why to wear a mask.
To not transmit COVID-19. This should be an obvious one, however, due to the rise in anti-maskers, let me spell it out for you with this graphic from EAMC. Wouldn’t you want a low transmission probability rate?
However, if that graphic isn’t enough to convince you, what about this graphic? Imagine that COVID-19 is similar to urine (honestly, I would rather it be urine then what it actually is). If you could prevent peeing on someone else, wouldn’t you want to do that?
The following options are more self-serving, so if the first two aren’t reason enough, hopefully these next three are.
- Hides your acne. I don’t know about you, but I often fall victim to hormonal acne, which tends to hit you in the chin area. Masks cover it up so, no harm, no foul!
- Fashion accessory. Sometimes it could be fun to try and match your outfit to your mask. I’m dabbling in the cheetah print masks from Old Navy, and I love pairing them with a plain black t-shirt. See? Masks can be fun.
- Harder to recognize. Are you walking down the street and don’t want to say hi to that person you sort-of know or do that weird half-smirk? Put on your mask and sunglasses- BOOM! You’ve got yourself a disguise that is safety approved.
What are other reasons you should wear a mask? Comment below and send us photos of you in your masks.
Stay safe, physically distance yourself, and have fun!
Written by Alana Kaplan, Project Manager for the I Am Resilient Project.