Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

MaskUpOC Asks OC Youth to Creatively Promote Safe Mask Wearing

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who has launched a #MaskUpOC educational campaign to encourage responsible face-covering, is inviting young people to find creative ways to encourage our friends and family to wear a face by participating in a #MaskUpOC Contest.

“Too many people are ignoring health experts’ advice to wear a face covering. Together, we can change that,” said First District Supervisor Andrew Do, Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “We want eye-catching messages that are both informative and fun.”

Do, who authored the County’s first mask requirement for food and pharmacy workers in April, sees the contest as a way to harness the creative talents and civic engagement of Orange County’s young people to better communicate the County’s public health COVID-19 information.

“The goal of #MaskUpOC is impact,” said Supervisor Do. “We want to encourage everyone to share their creation on social media. Let’s engage our friends and family to like, share, and retweet.”

All Orange County residents, from pre-school to college and beyond, are invited to participate in the contest by creating original work that inspires, educates, and encourages our community to stay safe and wear a face covering. Entries can be anything that conveys the public health message: drawings, mask designs, infographics, posters, memes, songs, videos and other original content that can be used

Every week, new winners will be selected based on creativity and community impact Winning designs will be shared by the County and potentially featured in the larger County of Orange’s COVID-19 Public Health Campaign.

“Creative submissions can be in any language: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog,” said Supervisor Do, who authored the Language Access Policy back in April to ensure that residents throughout the county had access to all public health information in languages other than English.

To submit an entry, use the hashtag #MaskUpOC, or tag Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do (@JoinAndrewDo) on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Supervisor Andrew Do’s #MaskUpOC educational campaign strives to spur community 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.

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.

MaskUpOC Contest Information

CREATE any original work that inspires, educates, and encourages our community to stay safe. Anything you can dream up.
• YouTube Video
• Mask Design
• Poster
• Infographic
• Drawing
• Tweet
• Instagram Post
• Facebook Post
• Meme
• Song
SHARE your creation on social media and encourage your friends and family to #MaskUpOC. The goal is impact: so ask your family & friends to Like, Share and Retweet.

SUBMIT by tagging OC Andrew Do on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or using the hashtag #MaskUpOC. Every week, winners from each age group will be selected based on creativity AND community impact.

EDUCATE the public with your winning design, which could be featured in the County of Orange’s COVID-19 Public Health Campaign. We want eye-catching messages that are informative and fun.

EVERY LANGUAGE: Submissions can be in any language: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog… even Dothraki or Klingon.

Orange County Vice Chairman Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Midway City. In his second term, Vice Chairman Do has advocated for health and safety-based COVID-19 response planning, reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness. Supervisor Andrew Do was one of the first officials in the state to propose a face covering mandate.



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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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