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Mountain Laurel Medical Center Joins World Mask Week to Build A Global Movement to Wear Masks 

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

August 11, 2020, Oakland, MD— Mountain Laurel Medical Center 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. And 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.

The initiative 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 will be asked to show their support by sharing a statement, picture, or video on social media, tagged with #WorldMaskWeek. Mountain Laurel Medical Center is participating in World Mask Week by increasing the availability of masks to patients and making signage more visible to patients and staff.

Dayton says, “It’s important that we, as a medical center, promote the wearing of face coverings not only to slow the spread of COVID-19 but protect our patients and staff. We want our medical center to be a safe space when coming to your appointment and a safe place to work.”

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.

About: Mountain Laurel Medical Center provides the highest quality primary health care to our community regardless of the ability to pay.