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Published on November 25, 2020

Cone Health Joins National #MaskUp Campaign

Thousands of hospitals send a message to the public: Facemasks can slow the trend.

Cone Health has joined the national #MaskUp campaign encouraging Americans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines. The health network is now united with more than 100 health systems nationwide urgently calling for compliance with the 3Ws. 

The public service campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Americans. It is a plea from health care professionals everywhere: wear a mask and follow other precautions to save lives and help get our country back on its feet.

One of the public service video messages showing health care heroes makes the voices of those caring for our patients clear: 

“You’ve called us heroes. But heroes don’t deserve this. We’ve fought hard to protect our communities. Month after month. Our shields are worn. Our resolve is being tested.

Yet we press on. Because we truly want to see this pandemic end. We put our lives on the line daily to keep you safe. So, do something for us. Wear. A. Mask.”

With the holidays upon us, it is crucial that everyone take precautions to slow the surging pandemic, including wearing masks and limiting contact with people who do not live in your home.

As some of the most trusted hospitals in the nation we know that continuing to take precautionary measures is tough. Here’s what we also know: The science has not changed. Masks slow the spread of COVID-19. Diligently washing our hands stops its transmission. And staying 6 feet apart from those we don’t live with makes it harder for the disease to spread too. 

#MaskUp CampaignThe number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths is increasing rapidly. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.3 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 – including 1.2 million in just the past week – leading to 75,000 hospitalizations and 257,000 deaths, as of Nov. 24. 

If current trends continue, hospital leaders are increasingly concerned healthcare facilities will be overwhelmed as shortages of healthy caregivers make it difficult to handle a rapidly increasing number of patients. Unfortunately, this is already happening in parts of our country.

The CDC points to recent studies that have shown facemasks successfully limit spread of the COVID-19 virus, protecting those who wear them as well as those nearby. In addition to masking, the CDC suggests that everyone minimize the number of non-household contacts, maintain a physical distance of at least six feet, and limit the amount of time around others, especially while indoors and in poorly ventilated areas.

The next several months will be critical. Though there’s been positive news about vaccine development, widespread distribution is months away. Everyone must remain vigilant, take precautions, and follow public health orders. The country has reached a tipping point. The power to do what is right is in the hands of everyone everywhere.

To reach a broader audience, the campaign also includes messages on television, digital platforms, social media, online information, links to vital health resources and more. Regional health systems and hospitals in many communities across the nation are combining resources, demonstrating they are working together to get through this together.

Visit everymaskup.com to learn more about the campaign.

Here are the 119 health systems representing thousands of hospitals with the newest systems first followed by all those supporting the campaign.

Newest Systems to Join

  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Beebe Healthcare
  • Centura Health
  • Cone Health
  • El Camino Health
  • HonorHealth
  • John Muir Health
  • Lurie Children’s
  • Main Line Health
  • MarinHealth
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Spectrum Health
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System
  • WellSpan Health

Full List of Supporting Health Systems

  • AdventHealth
  • Adventist Health
  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Atrium Health
  • Avera Health
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Northeast Florida
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baystate Health
  • Beebe Healthcare
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Centura Health
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Children's National Hospital
  • ChristianaCare
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • City of Hope
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Community Health Systems
  • Cone Health
  • Cooper University Health Care
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
  • Duke Health
  • El Camino Health
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Geisinger
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • HCA Healthcare
  • HonorHealth
  • Inspira Health
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Jefferson Health
  • John Muir Health
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keck Medicine of USC
  • LifePoint Health
  • Lurie Children’s
  • Main Line Health
  • MarinHealth
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MedStar Health
  • Memorial Hermann
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MemorialCare (Southern California)
  • Mercy
  • Michigan Medicine
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • National Jewish Health
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Nemours Children's Health System
  • NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Ochsner Health
  • OhioHealth
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • OSF HealthCare
  • OU Health
  • PeaceHealth
  • Penn Medicine
  • Penn State Health
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Providence
  • Renown Health
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Rush University System for Health
  • RWJ Barnabas Health
  • Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, MO)
  • SCL Health
  • Scripps Health
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Southwestern Health Resources
  • Spectrum Health
  • SSM Health
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital (St. Louis)
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Sutter Health
  • Temple Health
  • Texas Health Resources
  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • ThedaCare
  • TriHealth (Cincinnati)
  • Trinity Health
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UC Davis Health
  • UCHealth
  • UC Health CINCINNATI
  • UC San Diego Health
  • UChicago Medicine
  • UCI Health
  • UCLA Health
  • UCSF Health
  • UNC Health
  • University of California Health
  • University Hospitals (Cleveland)
  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Virtua Health
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System
  • WellSpan Health