As the COVID-19 pandemic lightens up and restrictions are lifted, residents across the country must now adapt to the “new normal.”
While the stay-at-home order has been lifted, everyone is advised to wear a mask while outside. Bayonne is now providing citizens with an opportunity to buy reusable masks that show off local pride.
“Please continue to be responsible and safe,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “Wear face coverings and keep a social distance from others when out in public.”
Masks are are highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks and cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus by preventing the spread of potentially infected respiratory droplets in the area by the mask wearer.
Mayor James Davis announced that the City of Bayonne has begun selling masks, with the words #BayonneStrong emblazoned in blue font.
“#BayonneStrong masks now available!” Davis said.
Interested residents can order the masks online at: https://www.fundraisingmasks.org/product-page/bayonne-township-fundraiser
According to the mask fundraiser website, the reusable masks are made up of 60 percent Polyester, 30 percent Cotton, and 10 percent Lycra.
The masks are $12 and come in black or white color options and are machine washable.
According to Davis, all proceeds will be donated to the Parent Teacher Associations and Organizations of the Bayonne Community Schools.
“Show your Bayonne pride and order one today!!!” Davis said.
The CDC recommends both asymptomatic and symptomatic residents wear a mask.
According to the CDC, a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
This means that the virus can spread among people interacting in close proximity, such as speaking, coughing, or sneezing, even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.
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