Auditor Nicole Galloway Launches #MaskUpMO Campaign, Encourages Missourians to Wear a Mask to Save Lives

July 8, 2020

Columbia, Mo. — Today, Auditor Nicole Galloway launched #MaskUpMO, a new campaign promoting the use of face masks in response to a recent increase in transmission of COVID-19 in Missouri. The campaign encourages Missourians to use a mask in public when social distancing is not possible in order to slow the spread of the virus, protect public health, and speed the state’s economic recovery. 

Auditor Galloway announced the campaign today with a new video talking about the importance of wearing masks to protect vulnerable Missourians and avoid a further rise in cases and joblessness. Galloway for Governor also launched a new website,, to provide information from public health experts about how to stay safe and healthy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will continue on social media and online platforms to encourage Missourians to do their part to defeat COVID-19.

“It’s time to #MaskUpMO to save lives, stop the spread of the virus, and get our economy back on track. Wearing a mask is about protecting our loved ones from the deadly virus and making sure our state can successfully recover from COVID-19,” said Auditor Nicole Galloway. “I’m proud to join Republican and Democratic leaders from across the country who are urging everyone to wear a mask — to protect our health, protect our jobs, and secure our state’s economic recovery.”

Watch the video here


Across the country, Democratic and Republican elected officials have come together to call on everyone to wear a mask to contain the coronavirus and help the country fully reopen. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraged everyone to wear a mask, saying “it’s important for all of us in public life to continue to emphasize that the single most important thing that each of us can do as individuals to protect not only ourselves, but our friends and colleagues, is to wear a mask.” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, is holding a statewide “Wear a Mask” tour while  South Carolina’s Republican governor Henry McMaster has tweeted “wear a mask. Wear a mask. Wear a mask.” Republican governors from states like West Virginia, Ohio, North Dakota, Utah, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, Tennessee have all encouraged mask-wearing — as have Democratic governors in neighboring states like Kansas, Kentucky, and Illinois. 


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