Face Coverings: How Has Mask-Wearing Become Polarizing & What Are Mainers' Attitudes Toward Masks?
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.
- 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
- Mills Extends State Of Emergency, Strengthens Face Mask Requirements
- What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks
- Stores appear to be complying with face mask enforcement, and shoppers aren’t making a fuss
- Cloth Face Covers Sold by Maine Manufacturers
- More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public
- This is what the Surgeon General had to say about mask mandates
- Why do so many Americans refuse to wear face masks? Politics is part of it — but only part
- Masks Become a Flash Point in the Virus Culture Wars
- I See You but I Don’t: How Masks Alter Human Connection
- Coronavirus: Clear masks made to help lip-reading deaf people