Mask Playbook Announcement | Prevent Epidemics

Making Masks Count During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Promoting mask use is one of the key interventions governments, communities, businesses, and other organizations can implement to control COVID-19.

Our new report, “Promoting mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a policymaker’s guide,” synthesizes global evidence on how masks prevent virus transmission and slow community spread, and identifies best practices for mask design and use. The playbook also provides tools for public health officials and leaders to take a data-and research-driven approach to promoting mask-wearing, including conducting formative research, considering masking mandates, running focused media campaigns, and engaging with communities.

Resolve to Save Lives is making these embargoed resources available to partner organizations in advance of their official launch on August 27, 2020.

Final versions will be posted at 11:15 AM ET.

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About Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global health organization Vital Strategies, focuses on preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease and preventing epidemics. Resolve to Save Lives is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gates Philanthropy Partners, which is funded with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. Resolve received additional funding for the COVID-19 response from these donors and Start Small Foundation, CDC Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation. It is led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To find out more, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org or Twitter @ResolveTSL and @DrTomFrieden