Masks Required at UA Joint Graduation Ceremony
Honestly, I'm glad that UA is taking this situation very seriously.
Spokesperson for the university announced today that all people attending must wear a mask to help halt the spread of COVID-19. Just a quick heads up, masks are for other people's heath and safety. Not yours.
If you don't think masks are of any help. Here's what the US Government has to say about that:
FACT: Wearing a homemade face mask may not prevent a healthy person from getting the virus. However, masks can prevent COVID-19-positive people from spreading the virus to others. Studies show that many people with coronavirus lack symptoms. People who eventually develop symptoms can give the virus to others before they show symptoms. For that reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult, like grocery stores. On all Department of Defense property, installations, and facilities, the Secretary of Defense directed that all individuals wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers.
- Fit snugly against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
- Be able to be laundered without damaging or changing its shape.
FACT: Stress and uncertainty related to COVID-19 can affect your emotional, mental, and physical well-being, as well as your productivity. Learn ways to reduce stress and take care of yourself and your loved ones during this time.
FACT: The Defense Health Agency continues to promote online programs that support the health and wellbeing of military kids. Visit Military Kids Connect and Sesame Street for Military Families to learn more.
So with all these facts, wear a mask and help stop this garage virus.