YouthQuest and TeenQuest/SYI are joining the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in a social media campaign encouraging community members to wear a face-covering in public settings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“We want out students, teachers, parents and partners to stay safe and healthy,” says Dr. Kimberly Leverette, executive director at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “This is why we are using social media to spread awareness on the importance of wearing a mask.”
According to the Center for Disease Control, coronavirus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice and that using masks may help people who have COVID-19 reduce the spread of the virus.
To help promote the use of masks, YouthQuest and TeenQuest/SYI are sharing photos of partners and students wearing masks, sharing information on the use of masks, and encouraging others to share their own photos.
Want to get involved? Share a photo of yourself wearing a mask in public, tag YouthQuest or TeenQuest/SYI and use the hashtag #MaskUpFlint. Your photo may be shared on one of the pages.