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How we can all be masked heroes

Posted: 5/18/2020

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How we can all be masked heroes

Wearing a face covering is one simple step anyone can take to help keep others safe.

Because people with COVID-19 could be asymptomatic — displaying no symptoms — it's important that everyone wears a mask to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The face covering is a way to stop the wearer from potentially spreading the virus — not necessarily to protect the person donning the mask. This is one way we can help protect the population vulnerable to this disease.

It is also mandated by New York state that everyone wear a mask when in public and within six feet of others. Please take the simple step of wearing a mask. The more we act now, the sooner we can begin to resume gatherings and all the fun social activities we love in the Lake George region.

Watch the video below from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on properly donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) your mask.

Looking to help? Click here to read about how you can provide masks for the local community.

We are proud to join Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce in an effort to ask the community to wear masks. We've signed on as an endorser of this community appeal. So nice to see many of our members have signed on as well to be part of this campaign! We're continually inspired by our local business community.

Read the press release below from ARCC:

ARCC Launches Community Appeal to Keep Our Neighbors Safe

The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) and a coalition of local businesses and civic leaders has launched a community appeal for people to wear masks and facial coverings while in public, wash their hands frequently and stay six feet or more apart.

“We want our region of Upstate New York to reopen as quickly and safely as possible, and each of us can contribute by doing our part to avoid spreading the virus,’’ said Michael Bittel, President and CEO of the ARCC. “We need to keep people healthy and we need to get back to work. So, remember your mask. Don’t leave home without it! And remember to wash your hands and stay six feet apart, too.”

Health experts have warned that, as parts of the state and nation reopen, the risk of spreading the virus may increase.

“All of us want to avoid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, so we’re urging our members and the community to be careful,” said Marc Monahan of NBT Bank, chair of the ARCC Board of Directors. “Wearing a face covering, washing your hands and social distancing show your respect and concern for the health of other people and the wellbeing of our community.’’

“It may be awkward for some people to wear a mask but think of it this way: It’s a statement that you care about our community. It’s a way of honoring our first responders and front-line health care heroes, and it says you’re doing your part,” said Deana Endieveri, nePROMO.

“Hudson Headwaters supports the CDC’s advice to wear a mask, wash your hands and stay six feet apart from others. These simple guidelines are currently the most effective ways we can keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy,” says Hudson Headwaters CEO, Dr. Tucker Slingerland. “We appreciate the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to promote this important message in our region.”

“We encourage everyone to wear a mask when in public," said ARCC member Michael Murray, AJA Architecture.

“At Glens Falls Hospital we know the value of being vigilant – and it is not just about protecting yourself. When you wear your mask, practice social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene, you are also protecting those you love, and our fellow community members. It’s as simple as that,” said Dianne Shugrue, Glens Falls Hospital.

"Wearing a mask during these challenging times is one way we give back to our community. We've also provided a stipend to our employees and their families to purchase face protection. Together we can defend our family, friends, and neighbors from this unseen enemy," said ARCC member Juan Gonzales, Hunt Companies, Inc.

"We at Associates of Glens Falls understand that we all have to do our part. We encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s COVID -19 guidelines, especially wearing masks in the workplace when appropriate," said Chuck Gohn, Associates of Glens Falls, an ARCC member.

The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce campaign has been endorsed by:
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • SUNY Adirondack
  • Warren County EDC
  • Washington County LDC
  • Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB
  • Family YMCA of Glens Falls
  • COOL Insuring Arena
  • Hunt Companies, Inc.
  • Associates of Glens Falls Insurance
  • The Queensbury Hotel
  • Behan Communications Inc.
  • The Bullpen Tavern
  • Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
  • Best Western – Lake George
  • The Hyde Collection
  • French Mountain Commons
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network
  • Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company
  • nePROMO
  • Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park and Lodge

If you would like to join these businesses in endorsing this campaign, please contact:

Amanda Blanton, Marketing & Communications Manager, ARCC

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