'Mask Up America': Gov. Cuomo launches national campaign to promote mask wearing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched today the national "Mask Up America" education and awareness campaign to urge all Americans to wear a mask while in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2020, 5:31 PM

Updated 1,405 days ago

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'Mask Up America': Gov. Cuomo launches national campaign to promote mask wearing
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched today the national "Mask Up America" education and awareness campaign to urge all Americans to wear a mask while in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Jane Rosenthal, producer and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, produced the series of spots with Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.
Robert De Niro, Kaitlyn Dever, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, John Leguizamo, Anthony Mackie, Rosie Perez, Ellen Pompeo and Jeffrey Wright used their voices in the eight TV public service announcements.
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"New Yorkers suffered gravely when this pandemic hit our state and as we see other states battle the surge of COVID-19, we want to be sure all Americans know what we know here - that it is essential to wear a mask in order to protect one another," Gov. Cuomo said.
Watch "You Have My Respect" narrated by Morgan Freeman below:
Watch "An Easy Lift" narrated by Jeffrey Wright below:
All of the PSAs will be available in partnership with the Ad Council for use by broadcast and digital media outlets. The PSAs will air in donated media time and space throughout the country, throughout the month of July.
The eight 30-second television spots include:
1. "You Have My Respect"
2. "Join the Battle"
3. "Come On, America"
4. "For the Love Of"
5. "An Easy Lift"
6. "Face Facts"
7. "It's Your Shift"
8. "Show Some Love"
Several of the spots will be available in both English and Spanish versions, and will also be available for radio.
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