(July 22, 2020) - Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who authored the County’s first mask requirement for food and pharmacy workers in April, is launching the #MaskUpOC educational campaign to enlist the public’s help to encourage responsible face-covering.
“If we all do our part, we can start going back to normal sooner,” said First District Supervisor Andrew Do, Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “Not enough people are wearing face coverings in Orange County. We hear story after story of people who have COVID-19; but are not symptomatic, unwittingly spreading this virus to their friends, family, and strangers. Asymptomatic spreaders are a major part of why we are seeing a rise in community spread in Orange County.”
Supervisor Andrew Do’s #MaskUpOC educational campaign strives to get the community’s engagement to promote the responsible behaviors that will beat this virus in Orange County. The campaign will also engage local efforts to reach the most affected communities in the county and educate the public on how COVID-19 spreads and where they can get free testing.
“Public health experts unanimously agree that face coverings help slow the spread of COVID-19,” he said.
Supervisor Andrew Do began recommending face coverings back in March. In early April, Supervisor Andrew Do was one of the first officials in the state to propose a face covering mandate. In late April, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a face covering mandate on a split 3-2 vote.
“Wearing a mask is not a political issue, but rather a public health one,” said Supervisor Do. “We have so many safeguards in place designed to stop other diseases, based on how they spread – COVID-19 should be no different.”