Cover or Covid

Cover or Covid fosters community partnerships between mask donors and mask recipients to ensure the coverage of all those in need.

Due to the lack of a coordinated contagion-prevention campaign, controlling the spread of COVID-19 is incredibly difficult at the local, state and national level. In this context, donations are essential to protect ourselves, our families, and our Ohio community.

By coordinating individuals and organizations capable of donating with homeless shelters, schools, assisted living facilities and churches, etc.
We get good quality cloth masks to the most vulnerable populations

Why do we need masks?

COVID-19 kills the vulnerable, the elderly and the immunocompromised. Those who survive may face weeks or months of slow, painful recovery, and may never fully come back 100%.

It has been shown that masks are a safe and economic means to increase and encourage source control, i.e. the spread of COVID-19 from an infected person to a vulnerable person.

R0 (R-naught)

R0 is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is according to the number of people that one carrier will infect.
COVID-19 has an R0 of 5, meaning that for every case, we can expect another 5 people will become infected.
Masks can cut that down to 0.

Until a vaccine is available and brings infections down to 1:1 , masking up is the only real option available.

How COVID-19 spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

A significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms can transmit the virus to others.
Wearing any type of face covering over the nose and mouth, provide an extra layer to prevent the spread of those viral droplets.

Preventing the spread of liquid droplets will aid in safeguarding our children, our neighbors and ourselves.

Why are masks effective?

Face coverings

  • Help to slow and stop the spread of the virus
  • Remind people not to touch their faces
  • Remind people to maintain distance with others.
  • Prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others.
  • Reduce asymptomatic transmission

“By wearing a face mask there is just a 3% chance of spreading COVID-19” - The Lancet, June 3, 2020.

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