Why Masking Still Matters –  World Mask Week

We’re proud to partner with the Pandemic Action Network on World Mask Week 2021. This social-led initiative will begin on Monday, July 12 and conclude on Sunday, July 18. World Mask Week is a global movement to emphasize the importance of continued masking as we get closer to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and thank those who have done their part to get us here.

This year is on track to be a deadlier year in the pandemic than 2020, but the context is different. As the pandemic continues amidst fatigue in much of the world, we increasingly see a two-track pandemic where the pandemic persists in some countries and regions while others lift restrictions.

The science is clear: masking, in combination with handwashing and physical distancing, continues to be an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. As variants spread around the world, we must stay focused on what keeps us safe.

Since the start of the pandemic in April 2020, the Kolisi Foundation has been distributing well over 35 000 reusable masks to under-resourced communities. Including these masks in our grocery and community kitchen deliveries, Power2You Packs and hospital support initiatives.

World Mask Week provides the opportunity for global unity around a single message: Let’s keep masking — not just for ourselves, but for our families, our communities, those who are most vulnerable, and the world.

To read more about World Mask Week, click HERE.

Photo Credit – Joanne Markland & Black Bean Productions