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City Of Springfield Hosts Video Contest To Encourage People To Wear Masks

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The City of Springfield is holding a contest to encourage people to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure announced the contest on Monday.  Community members are asked to submit videos on why it’s important to wear a mask.  The winning video will be used as a public service announcement on Springfield television stations.

McClure said wearing a mask is the right thing to do to protect others from the coronavirus.

Videos must be submitted by July 15, should be 30 seconds or less and include someone wearing a mask over their mouth and nose. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the City of Springfield’s Department Public Information & Civic Engagement will pick five finalists, and the public will vote on them online. 

Post entries on social media—Twitter, Instagram or Facebook--with the tag #MaskUp417 and the City’s social media (@cityofsgf.

Learn more here.