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Oct 25, 2022 14 tweets 17 min read Read on X
Hi all! Here's our updated thread of groups working on mask advocacy and #COVID prevention efforts and #LongCOVID advocacy in the US and Canada! Do you have other groups to add to the list? Please let us know! Thanks!

CA- @saferatworkla
CA - @MaskBlocUCDavis
CA - @masksonoma
CA - @MaskBlocSF
OR - @maskblocpdx
PA - @SewFaceMasks

Know we're missing some! Please let us know!
Adding on the #VaxPlus Coalition that brings together groups advocating for COVID prevention efforts around the US! No Twitter account, but still good to list.
Adding on @SurvivorsChange!
Adding @CovidSaferSF!
Adding on several #LongCOVID groups in Canada -

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Nov 30, 2022
Looks like some mask mandates are coming back across the US! We are starting another thread with places that are masking up.

If you hear of another place requiring masks, please let us know! #MandateMasks
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Thank you Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE for reinstating your mask mandate!

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We're already seeing large #COVID outbreaks in schools across the US in the first few weeks due to few mask mandates and other COVID prevention efforts!

Going to collect some of them in this thread🧵...
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"Thursday morning, Van Elementary School officials in Boone County sent students home early after it was determined there weren’t enough teachers to safely supervise students."…
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It's exciting to see cities and counties across the US reinstating their mask mandates and protecting people from #COVID! #MandateMasks

Here's a thread with many places that are mandating masks! Please let us know if you hear of other places! 🧵 ❤️
Thank you @accgov for mandating masks and protecting people's lives!

Thank you San Diego, CA! #MandateMasks

"Indoor mask mandates returned Monday for the San Diego Unified School District schools and offices as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations tick up in the county."…
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