Face Coverings: How Has Mask-Wearing Become Polarizing & What Are Mainers' Attitudes Toward Masks?

Jul 30, 2020

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This show is a rebroadcast of an earlier program (original air date July 14, 2020); no calls will be taken.

The use of face coverings has become a polarizing issue in Maine and nationwide. Now, Gov. Mills has issued stricter guidelines for wearing masks in public places. We discuss the many charged issues involving mask-wearing: medical reasons, state guidelines and enforcement, political symbolism, psychological effects, reasons some cannot wear masks and more.

Guests

  • Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control
  • Stephanie Kelley-Romano, associate professor, chair, rhetoric, film and screen studies, Bates College
  • Cory King, executive director, Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce 
  • Ellen Kajewski, CEO, Eastport Health Care
  • Atlee Reilly, managing attorney, Disability Rights Maine

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