Brevard County Emergency Management Seeks to Recognize ‘Masked Crusaders’

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Don’t forget to send them your photo to become one of Brevard County’s “Masked Crusaders”

Brevard County Emergency Management wants to recognize the county’s “Masked Crusaders,” those who wear face masks to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection, as part of its ongoing initiative to spread the word on the importance of following Centers for Disease Control recommendations and to help stem the rise in positive coronavirus test results.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Emergency Management wants to recognize the county’s “Masked Crusaders,” those who wear face masks to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection, as part of its ongoing initiative to spread the word on the importance of following Centers for Disease Control recommendations and to help stem the rise in positive coronavirus test results.

The CDC recommends wearing face coverings in grocery stores, drug stores, and other public settings where social distancing measures can be difficult to maintain.

The CDC also advises wearing masks to slow the spread of the virus by helping to prevent people who may have the virus, but do not know it, from transmitting it to others. The CDC encourages everyone, ages 10 and older, to wear masks in public.

Brevard County Emergency Management is asking residents to become a “Masked Crusader” by sending us a photo of yourself wearing a face mask, along with a brief sentence on why you wear a mask – whether it’s to protect yourself, a family member or a loved one, whether it’s in support of small businesses, or in support of our community, or whether it’s simply because “We’re all in this together.”

Send your photos to jesi.ray@brevardfl.gov and, if you want to be recognized on our social media pages, then please include your name, hometown, organization, or business, and any relevant social media handles for inclusion on our social media pages on Twitter (@BrevEOC) or on Facebook (Brevard County Emergency Management.)

Why should you wear a mask? Because they minimize risks and serve as a physical barrier to protect you and others from viral and bacteriological particles in the air.

Many unknowingly infect others by going out and spreading germs be coughing or touching others. However, when wearing a mask, don’t lose sight of other precautions, such as social distancing as much as possible, practicing good hand-washing hygiene, including the use of a hand sanitizer, avoiding mass gatherings and staying home if you are sick.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees has also issued a public health advisory recommending that people wear face masks, practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings of more than 50 people. (Florida Department of Health image)

Mask alone will not prevent COVID-19, but the proper use of masks and following CDC recommendations will help stop the spread of the virus.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees has also issued a public health advisory recommending that people wear face masks, practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings of more than 50 people.

If you wear a face mask, please make sure it:

■ Fits snugly against the side of the face
■ Is secured with ties or ear loops
■ Includes multiple layers of fabric
■ Allows for breathing without restriction
■ Can be laundered without being damaged or changing its shape.

Don’t forget to send them your photo to become one of Brevard County’s “Masked Crusaders.”

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