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State launches #MaskUpHoosiers in COVID-19 fight

Governor Eric Holcomb announced a statewide initiative to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The #MaskUpHoosiers initiative launched Wednesday.

“The steps that Hoosiers take every time they are around others, be it friends, co-workers, family or strangers, have a direct impact on the spread of COVID-19 and our state’s continued phased re-opening,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I thank you for wearing a mask when you are in public and encourage you to reflect on the lives you may be saving.”

Hoosiers interested in participating in the public awareness campaign can download a poster from the website www.coronavirus.in.gov/maskuphoosiers, write in their motivation for wearing a mask and then post a photo or video to social media with the hashtag #MaskUpHoosiers.

Neighborhoods, workplaces and organizations are encouraged to get involved.

“Wearing a mask sends a statement that we care about others, and it is one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves and the people around us from COVID-19,” Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Kris Box said. “Each of us has someone in our lives we want to protect, and I encourage all Hoosiers to think of those individuals when deciding to put on a mask any time you’re in public.”

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