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Mask Up for ME

Superheroes, we need your help! We need you to don your masks and we need you to encourage others to do the same.

Northern Light Health is a proud member of the Community Health Leadership Board, and together, we’re joining greater Bangor area healthcare organizations, business leaders, and community members in encouraging friends and neighbors to wear a mask when in public. We’re also encouraging people to donate a mask to those in need.

“The CDC recommends wearing a mask or face covering in public, even when more than six feet apart,” says Dr. Jarvis. “Our healthcare community agrees, and strongly recommends that everyone follow that recommendation. The science is clear: wearing a mask or cloth face covering in public will help keep others safe. It is a basic common courtesy, just like driving slower than the speed limit in a neighborhood where kids are playing outside. While you could drive faster legally, it’s not the responsible thing to do.”

There are several places where donations of washable, reusable cloth face coverings can be made, including Northern Light Acadia Hospital, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, St. Joseph Healthcare on Center Street in Bangor, PCHC – Brewer Medical Center, Darling’s Ford VW Audi, Bangor Police Department, and Gold Star Cleaners in Bangor and Brewer. The donated masks will be professionally cleaned, packaged with wearing and washing instructions, and distributed through a number of CHLB organizations.

A full list of drop off locations for mask donations, as well as wearing and sewing instructions, and other helpful information can be found on the Mask Up for ME section of CHLB’s website at www.chlb.me.