What: #MaskUpCWV is a community designed campaign created in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston Main Streets and Charleston CVB.

Why: This social media campaign is designed to encourage Charlestonians and visitors to wear masks in public spaces.

Who: Everyone! Even though seniors are most vulnerable, we encourage everyone to participate in wearing a mask and sharing photos.

Where: Wear your mask in all public spaces. Including, but not limited to grocery stores, malls, drug stores, gas stations, government buildings, museums, the post office, gyms, restaurants, offices, and any outside venue where social distancing is not possible.

How: Get involved by always wearing your mask. Sharing photos of yourself and others using the #MaskUpCWV and telling the world why masking up is important to you. Feel free to use one of our Instagram frames!

How can my local business get involved?

In addition to requiring your staff to #MaskUpCWV, we are asking that businesses adhere to practicing good hygiene for all employees, following social distancing and capacity guidelines, following all CDC and local health department guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting, and training employees on COVID- 19 safety procedures.

Why is #MaskUpCWV important to Charleston Area Alliance?

“#MaskUpCWV is important to the Charleston Area Alliance because we want to see small businesses and all businesses that are struggling begin to recover. By masking up, not only do we slow the spread of COVID-19, but we can also get our economy back on track.”- Matt Ballard, President/CEO, Charleston Area Alliance

Why is #MaskUpCWV important to Charleston Main Streets?

“Our small businesses and the hard working people who own and operate them are the heartbeat of our city. If we want to see our restaurants and retail establishments full of customers once again, we must do our part, slow the spread, and wear a mask.” – Ric Cavender, Executive Director

Why is #MaskUpCWV important to Charleston CVB?

“Research shows that the majority of Americans want to visit destinations in the future that show a commitment to health and safety.  To ensure that our local tourism economy bounces back we’re asking folks to mask up and follow social distancing guidelines.  It’s protecting each other now and enabling a stronger recovery later. So don’t be Bruce Wayne.  Be Batman.” – Tim Brady, President/CEO