City launches Wear One For Winona mask campaign

The city has launched Wear One For Winona to encourage all Winonans to wear masks in public places.

Wear One For Winona features photos and stories on social media of community leaders and residents choosing to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect themselves and their neighbors, keep local businesses open, and many other reasons.

The campaign launches as a growing chorus of local, state and national leaders, politicians of all parties, healthcare experts, and others call on citizens to wear masks as the most effective strategy to limit COVID-19 community spread.

Residents are urged to also continue to practice regular hand-washing, practicing physical distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, and strongly considering not attending or hosting larger gatherings, especially those held indoors.

Do you Wear One For Winona and use social media? You can win a $25 gift certificate to a local business of your choice!

Take a selfie, post it to your social media accounts along with your reason for wearing a mask, and add the hashtag #wearoneforwinona. Visit facebook.com/cityofwinonacovid19, Instagram (@cityofwinona) and Twitter (@CityofWinona) to see examples, and like and share widely. We’ll share your photos, and randomly select a winner each week!

Wear One For Winona was created by the city’s Community Response Team, a collaborative group of more than a dozen employees across departments leading the city’s COVID-19 planning, response and recovery strategies.