Even the sculptures have masks in the pandemic age

Photo by Heather Bell


Charlie Brouwer’s “Waiting for the Train of Thought” man isn’t taking any chances these days. He donned a Bobcats mask months ago to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and hasn’t taken it off since. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.”

In a statement last week, the CDC states officials have “reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.”

“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

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