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New 'Mask Up for Livermore' awareness campaign

Agencies join forces to promote safety amid pandemic

Mascot from Lawrence Elementary School masks up for Livermore. (Contributed photo)

Local government agencies in Livermore are teaming up on a new "Mask Up for Livermore" campaign, a comprehensive effort to encourage people in Livermore to wear masks (that cover the mouth and nose properly) to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The campaign will include social media engagement next week from all three agencies: City of Livermore, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District. Community members can post their masked photos using the hashtag #MaskUpForLivermore.

"This virus doesn't care where you live or who you are, and it isn't going away any time soon. The hope is through this cooperative campaign, the community will understand that we are all in this together and must work together to protect those who are most vulnerable in our community," Livermore Mayor John Marchand said in a joint statement.

LVJUSD Superintendent Dr. Kelly Bowers added, "Let's take these simple steps to protect each other and lower our COVID-19 numbers. Our students, staff, and families are depending on our entire community to allow us to safely return to in-person learning."

"We want our community to be able to enjoy all the amenities we have to offer them, and wearing a mask is the one thing we can all easily do to help get things back to normal," LARPD General Manager Mat Fuzie said.

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Local officials said that along with physical distancing and regularly washing hands, masking up is the easiest way to slow the spread of COVID-19. They cited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which states that "masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings."

Mascot from or Mendenhall Middle School masks up for Livermore. (Contributed photo)

The "Mask Up for Livermore" will include increased online engagement from the three agencies starting on Sunday, including up-to-date information on face coverings posted on their websites, messages on school marquee signs and promotion of the social hashtag #MaskUpForLivermore.

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New 'Mask Up for Livermore' awareness campaign

Agencies join forces to promote safety amid pandemic

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 3:20 pm

Local government agencies in Livermore are teaming up on a new "Mask Up for Livermore" campaign, a comprehensive effort to encourage people in Livermore to wear masks (that cover the mouth and nose properly) to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The campaign will include social media engagement next week from all three agencies: City of Livermore, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District. Community members can post their masked photos using the hashtag #MaskUpForLivermore.

"This virus doesn't care where you live or who you are, and it isn't going away any time soon. The hope is through this cooperative campaign, the community will understand that we are all in this together and must work together to protect those who are most vulnerable in our community," Livermore Mayor John Marchand said in a joint statement.

LVJUSD Superintendent Dr. Kelly Bowers added, "Let's take these simple steps to protect each other and lower our COVID-19 numbers. Our students, staff, and families are depending on our entire community to allow us to safely return to in-person learning."

"We want our community to be able to enjoy all the amenities we have to offer them, and wearing a mask is the one thing we can all easily do to help get things back to normal," LARPD General Manager Mat Fuzie said.

Local officials said that along with physical distancing and regularly washing hands, masking up is the easiest way to slow the spread of COVID-19. They cited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which states that "masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings."

The "Mask Up for Livermore" will include increased online engagement from the three agencies starting on Sunday, including up-to-date information on face coverings posted on their websites, messages on school marquee signs and promotion of the social hashtag #MaskUpForLivermore.

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Jackie C
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Livermore
on Sep 11, 2020 at 9:12 am
Jackie C, Livermore
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2020 at 9:12 am
6 people like this

this is PATHETIC!


Cosmic-Charlie
Registered user
Downtown
on Sep 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm
Cosmic-Charlie, Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm
4 people like this

Definitely. Especially in light of the announcement from the CDC yesterday that cloth masks are completely ineffective nd shouldn't be worn


BobB
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Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm
BobB, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
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on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm
11 people like this

It's not a very big ask. We're all in this together.


Cosmic-Charlie, CDC said cloth masks aren't effective against the smoke, not the virus.


Cosmic-Charlie
Registered user
Downtown
on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:14 am
Cosmic-Charlie, Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:14 am
3 people like this

BobB, I usually appreciate your comments, however..

From the article "...smoke particulates are too small to be stopped by a cloth mask. While N95 masks will protect up to 95% of particles, down to .1 microns in size. A quick Google search will tell us that smoke particles and debris are usually .4 to .7 microns in size. According to the CDC, cloth masks are not effective in stopping materials that size."

"Another quick Google search will tell us that the Wuhan Virus is .12 microns in size, about a quarter in size of the smoke and fire debris particulate."

Orders of magnitude smaller [Virus]...


Cosmic-Charlie
Registered user
Downtown
on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:26 am
Cosmic-Charlie, Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:26 am
2 people like this

For your reading pleasure

Web Link

btw...I had a covid test yesterday, results were negative. The procedure was slightly uncomfortable, and I was pleased with the results.


John
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Birdland
on Sep 12, 2020 at 7:16 am
John, Birdland
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2020 at 7:16 am
3 people like this

You just ruined Bob "whereamask" B's mantra. He will have nothing to say now. How cruel of you.


Juan Hidalgo Garcia Jr
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Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 12, 2020 at 7:42 am
Juan Hidalgo Garcia Jr, Amberwood/Wood Meadows
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2020 at 7:42 am
19 people like this

Viruses don’t travel through the air on their own, they travel in your saliva and other fluids. Your saliva particles are large enough to be caught by a mask, significantly reducing the spread of the virus. This has been proven over and over and over, including by the CDC.

Stop spreading misinformation. Ignorant people spreading false information like this is one of the primary reasons COVID is so widespread and is directly contributing to people dying. If we didn’t have so many brain dead anti science people living here, we could have opened the precious economy months ago. Instead, morons are running around violating health orders, ignorantly telling people not to wear masks, and continuing to spread the virus. It’s ridiculous PW hasn’t banned you yet.

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Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 12, 2020 at 9:52 am
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Sep 12, 2020 at 9:52 am
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Don’t wear a n95 mask.
Don’t wear an Etsy mask

.......what a joke


Jake Waters
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Birdland
on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:13 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
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on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:13 am
5 people like this

This has become a boring, ignorant, lead by sheep topic for months, where I will post my last comment on this topic. For you Democrat’s (the new American Communist Party) ‘science’ has been your mantra for years- either with this flu like virus or Climate Change, and your science has been whatever you want it to be to control the population. The correct level of mask is great for short term use, but the ‘magic cotton’ that you wrap around your face All day long does absolutely nothing. FLIP-FLOP Fauci, WHO, and the CDC have gone back and forth on this subject, where you are left spinning. Even Nancy Pelosi doesn’t believe it, along with Fauci. This is not about a health crisis, it’s about politics and the Communist Party has pretty much made that clear. Just listen to the rhetoric. Even the Teachers Union has given up the ghost, and has as much said so. Your kids are going to be kept out of school until at least after the election. Hmmm.

The language police love to use phrases such as: ‘we are all in this together,’ ‘wear it for your loved one or neighbor,’ ‘be safe and thoughtful.’ More words are thrown at the public over this than at Antifa/BLM for their killing, rioting, and looting, and they don’t wear a mask.

It was too easy, too quick, and too seamless the way everyone fell in line. I imagine when they make the vaccine ‘mandatory’ all of you will say: ‘we are all in this together,’ ‘do it for your loved one or neighbor,’ ‘be safe and thoughtful.’

Do some research. Actually listen to doctors that are being censored, controlled and dismissed. Read. Paraphrasing the previous ‘First Lady,’ I’m ashamed of the behavior of Americans acting as Mask Nazi’s, calling the police on their citizens, and attacking them physically.

Don’t be sheep.


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