Wear A Mask Campaign


We are encouraging people across the country to continue to practice safe measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.


This campaign aims to offer resources on proper mask-wearing and care practices in addition to advice from health leaders to better equip our nation with the information they need to keep themselves, their family, and their communities safe.

We encourage all people to follow science: continue social distancing, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and most importantly, to wear a face covering when outside the home.

New Community Guidance on Improving Mask Use — This guidance discusses correct and consistent mask use, and how to ensure masks provide the best protection (e.g., look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has).


For All the Things You Love, Wear a Mask


AHA members may download and add their own branding for use in local markets by emailing us here.


AHA, AMA and ANA Urge Public to Wear A Mask


The AHA, AMA, and ANA have issued an open letter urging the public to wear a mask to stop COVID-19 spread. In addition, we have developed a number of digital tools and resources to help you spread the message to stop COVID-19. Download the letter and resources to learn more.



Spotlight Resources


Profile Picture: #FaceMaskFriday

Download this profile picture for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use it on #FaceMaskFriday (or everyday!). Sample messages:

  • How do YOU #MaskUp? Snap a pic and show off how you help reduce the spread of #COVID19 for #facemaskfriday!
  • When you #WearAMask, you’re protecting yourself and everyone around you. Show us how you #MaskUp. #FacemaskFriday

View more #WearAMask sample social media messages


Sample Social Media Messages

General Messages

  • Take a moment today to thank your local #healthcareheroes for their dedicated work in our communities against #COVID19. Support their efforts by wearing a mask whenever you leave your home. #MaskUp
  • #WearAMask for your friends, family, neighbors and teachers. Protect them against the spread of #COVID19 and #maskup when you leave your home. www.aha.org/wearamask


  • Take preventative actions against the spread of germs: Wash your hands, #wearamask, get a flu shot. www.aha.org/flu#UnitedAgainstFlu #COVID19
  • Getting a #flu vaccine could help reduce the burden on our #healthcare systems responding to #COVID19 and save medical resources for care of those patients. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html #UnitedAgainstFlu

Download the Message Packet for more sample social messaging


What are other quick ways to get involved?

Join us every week for #FacemaskFriday - share a pic of you in your mask! Don't forget to tag AHA and use #WearAMask

Follow AHA on Facebook and Twitter and engage with us online. We welcome and encourage your interaction with us. Use the hashtag #WearAMask in your social posts

Use the documents in the digital toolkit to help spread the word about the importance of mask wearing!


Other Resources


100 Million Masks Challenge Website

Help protect the health care workers protecting us all.

Join the 100 Million Mask Challenge

graphic depicting back of line of health workers clasping shoulders in team huddle

Thank Our Healthcare Workers


"You Didn't Have To (Song for NursesEverywhere)"

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United Against the Flu: Get Vaccinated

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