The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention has advised people to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of coronavirus. And while it’s a literal must-have for the spring, it doesn’t make it a fun and lovely accessory. Truth be told, wearing an unsightly piece of cloth on your face for hours at time gives little inspiration to adults, not to mention kids.
Luckily, Disney has come up with a much more appealing solution. The company has just launched a cool line of reusable cloth face masks that feature fan-favorite Disney cartoons. From Baby Yoda and the Avengers to Winnie The Pooh and Mickie Mouse, the masks are aimed at kids and kids at heart who finally have a chance to let out their inner character. Most importantly, Disney pledged to donate all the profits to the non-profit Medshare, which specializes in redistributing medical supplies to hospitals in need.
So let’s take a look at some of the coolest Disney masks below that will bring a spark back to coronawear.
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The face masks are available for $19.99 for a four-pack. You can pre-order them in small, medium, and large sizes for estimated shipping in June. The entertainment company said it will donate 1 million face masks to kids and families in underserved communities and organizations working to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to Disney’s statement, the company has already made a donation of more than 100K N95 masks to the states of New York, California, Florida, and Washington, DC.
Edward Park, Senior Vice President of Disney store and shopDisney, said in a statement that “Our hope is that Disney’s cloth face masks featuring some of our most beloved characters will provide comfort to the families, fans and communities that are so important to us.” He also addressed the fact that “wearing any type of mask can be daunting,” but it’s the only way to stop the spread of the virus.
Recent studies have shown that a huge amount of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms, and those who eventually develop them can transmit the virus to others before the symptoms show up. According to the CDC, “this means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.” In light of the new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing the cloth masks in public.