Be a Superhero. Wear a Mask.

July 21, 2020

Have you ever dreamt of being a superhero and helping save the world? Well, now’s your chance – and you don’t even have to leap tall buildings in a single bound! We’re calling on each of you to be a superhero and wear a mask to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Both the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people wear face masks in public. COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (shouting, chanting or singing). CDC studies show that a significant portion of individuals infected with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. It’s possible to be infected and transmitting the virus – and not even know it!

Wearing a face mask will help protect people around you, including your coworkers. We ask that all employees wear a face mask at work when you are around others and not able to keep your distance.

Other safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include frequent hand-washing and social distancing. Also, if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone who has symptoms, notify your supervisor and stay home.

#RepublicMasksUp

Join our #RepublicMasksUp campaign by sharing photos of your mask wearing superpowers. Share on social media by tagging Republic Services and using the hashtags #RepublicMasksUp and #RepublicServices or email us at BlueNation@RepublicServices.com and we will share pictures of all our superheroes.

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