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#MaskUp Cook County

Anyone can get COVID-19 – even you. Generally speaking, however, young healthy people in their 20s with strong immune systems tend to fare quite well. The problem is, you can be infected, not know it and spread it to others in your family or community who are at much greater risk of complications, including death.

There are some very simple, yet effective things each of us can do to make a big difference in the fight against COVID-19. One of them is wearing a mask.

When worn properly over the nose and mouth, masks have been proven highly effective in preventing COVID-19 from spreading.

Change starts with you. #MASKUP.


Learn the Three Ws

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Until we have one, practice the 3 W’s to help slow the spread: Wear a mask. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. A person can be carrying the virus and not know it. Masking and physical distancing help to prevent germs from spreading if someone talks, coughs or sneezes.

Protect yourself and others
from COVID-19.


#MASKUP when you cannot safely maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. Find out everything you need to know about masking.


#MASKUP and back up. Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live in your household, whether outdoors or indoors.


Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.

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The #MASKUP Cook County campaign raises awareness that people can be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and spreading COVID-19 without even knowing it. When worn properly over the nose and mouth, masks have been proven highly effective in preventing COVID-19 from spreading.

High-resolution design files are available for download and use by partners interested in branding as their own with a source credit to CCDPH. Please email CCDPH Communications for details.

Social Media

Look for #MASKUP Cook County social media ads on YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat throughout the month of September in English and Spanish. Ads can be delivered in a heavier concentration to areas of concern, if clusters or outbreaks pop-up. Use our sample social media posts to encourage your friends and family to #MASKUP.


Look for #MASKUP Cook County posters in barber and beauty shops, gas stations, corner stores and other public places in communities most affected by COVID-19.

Encourage others to #MASKUP. Download this 11X17 poster for your workplace, business, college or university, apartment building, condo or home.

Wild Postings

Community billboards called ‘wild postings’ are being installed on the sides of buildings in communities most affected by COVID-19.