Submitted by Rock Solid
Rock Solid and the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition would like to thank prevention partners San Juan Island Community Foundation, Coalition for Orcas Youth, Lopez Island Prevention Coalition, and Kings Market for supporting its efforts!
Rock Solid youth stepped up to help encourage their peers to wear a mask/face-covering while in public, as San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James mentioned during a Board of Health meeting back in June. Luke Fincher, a Rock Solid leader, came up with the idea to offer a virtual fair booth activity to create a mask, too. As you may know, usually, the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition’s fair booth activity is to create a healthy message T-shirt. COVID-19 has challenged us all to adapt and be creative!
SJICP and Rock Solid are thrilled with the reach of this social media campaign, “Let’s Face It. Wear A Mask!” contest with over 10,000 San Juan County residents seeing this promotion on Instagram and Facebook! We all know these are new and different times, and the science supports the benefits of wearing a mask/face-covering when in public. Our youth are leading the way! Thanks again to those that helped support this campaign and for those that entered the contest! You are a positive role model!