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Wearing A Mask Protects You And Those You Love

In fact, it significantly reduces your risk of being infected or becoming severely sick with COVID-19. Life masked is not a life without your family, work, or time with friends. Life masked is living. #MaskUpParaTuGente, so we can all rise up and stay happy, healthy, and thriving together.

Slow the spread

When you cover up with a mask, you’re looking out for your loved ones. We know that the spread of the coronavirus can be drastically reduced when people take part in the following behaviors:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Washing their hands often
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Cleaning and disinfecting common areas
  • Monitoring their health daily

Learn more about these risk-reduction behaviors, here.

Why wear a mask?

Wearing a mask protects you and everyone around you from COVID-19. And if you do come in contact with the virus, a mask can lessen how sick you get. You’re more likely to be recovering on your couch rather than the hospital. Remember, even if you aren’t feeling sick, you could still spread COVID-19 to others. A proper mask covers the mouth and nose and is worn anytime you are in public or around people who don’t live with you. Masks should not be worn by children under the age of two or anyone who has trouble breathing.


The state has recommended universal indoor masking regardless of vaccination status, and Placer County Public Health is encouraging residents to use high-quality masks, and is supporting efforts to get more high-quality masks out in the community.

“With the much higher viral load of the Delta variant, mask quality becomes even more important. Earlier in the pandemic, there were supply chain issues for higher-quality surgical, KN95 and N95 masks, but this is no longer the case,” said Oldham. “These masks are now widely available at drug stores, online and other retailers, and offer strong protection against COVID-19.”

Get the Most Out of Your Mask!


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Cloth Mask with 1 or 2 layers


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Fitted Medical Mask
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Double Mask (Medical + Cloth)


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Find more information here: Get the Most out of Masking.

Join and Support the Campaign

Mask Up Para Tu Gente is a community effort, bringing together community organizations, individuals, and other stakeholders to help slow the spread of Covid among vulnerable people in Placer County. We believe that every voice and every action that supports this campaign is helping save lives. Join us!

How to get engaged:

  • Sign-up for campaign communications
  • Download and use the campaign toolkit (a guide for community partners with talking points, graphics, messages, and other resources)
  • Download and share social media graphics
  • Request campaign materials (email info@placercf.org)
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#MaskUpParaTuGente #MaskUpPlacer Deploys 80,000 Masks to Most At-Risk

A coordinated effort is underway to distribute free masks and care packages to thousands of families in Placer County. The distribution of masks, hand sanitizer and informational materials is happening at a critical time as cases rise, particularly among the most vulnerable. Outreach and delivery of the packages is focused on those living in high-density and multi-generational households, as well as people working on-site essential jobs.

The campaign partners supporting the effort include Lighthouse Family Resource Center, Latino Leadership Council, Placer People of Faith Together, Sierra Community House, Chapa-De Indian Health, and Evangelista Community Relations. Care packages are reaching residents through activities such as food distribution boxes and canvassing at 33 affordable housing complexes. 


Make an Impact

#MaskUpParaTuGente #MaskUpPlacer is a project funded by Placer Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. 

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