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City of Duluth launches Youth Mask Project to normalize face masks

Updated: May 22, 2020 06:28 PM

Wearing face masks is a new normal that we are all adjusting to, but it is especially challenging for kids to adapt to. The City of Duluth has a new project to normalize face masks for kids that involves using their creativity!

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The City partnered with several local organizations for the Duluth Youth Mask Project. It asks kids to help design a face mask that they would wear. Families can print a packet online to use a template to create the mask and email the submission to the city.

"It was our way of thinking how can we help kids feel less scared with that. How can we help them get comfortable with the idea that wearing a face mask is a choice they can make that's positive and how can we just lighten it," said Mayor Emily Larson.

Masks designs are due by 5 p.m. on June 5. The city said kids should have fun with it and use bright colors. The city will print and make a select number of the chosen masks to give them out to kids in the community.

To download the template for the face mask, click here.

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