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Mask-up poster reminds students to stay safe


11/13/2020

From the Cape Gazette, https://www.capegazette.com/article/mask-poster-reminds-students-stay-safe/211332

Mask-up poster reminds students to stay safe 

November 13, 2020

The Delaware Healthcare Association, Delaware State Education Association and Delaware School Boards Association released a poster reminding students that, just like superheroes, they have the power to defend against COVID-19 in their schools and communities.

The posters are being distributed to elementary and middle schools throughout Delaware to help encourage students to be a hero for their classmates, teachers, staff and communities by taking simple steps that help protect against the spread of coronavirus.

“Delaware’s healthcare providers have done heroic work battling COVID-19 this year,” said Wayne Smith, president and CEO, Delaware Healthcare Association. “Students can also be health care superheroes by doing their part to defeat the nasty COVID-19 bug.”

Our educators are ready to join forces with their super students to mask up and fight against the spread of COVID-19” said Stephanie Ingram, president, Delaware State Education Association. “We know that together, our students and staff can help keep their communities safe by masking up, frequently washing our hands and keeping a safe distance from others.”

“As many students return to school this month, we want to make sure they come back eager to learn, but also eager to stay COVID-free,” said John W. Marinucci, Ed.D, executive director of the Delaware School Boards Association. “Providing posters to our schools that list the important steps to take to fend off COVID-19 is one step in the comprehensive planning that has gone into returning safely to school this year.

The poster, a comic book-style illustration, encourages students to be a hero and mask up. The poster also depicts superheroes who evade the virus by keeping six-foot distance away from each other, destroy the virus by washing their hands; and defend against the virus by wearing a mask.

The poster design was created by the Missouri State Hospital Association, who gave the Delaware Healthcare Association permission to use the image to help keep kids, teachers and their communities stay safe during COVID-19.