Following the CDC’s recent recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is introducing non-medical, reusable cloth face masks featuring favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters in the U.S. Disney Stores designed and sourced the masks.
Edward Park, Senior Vice President, Disney store and shop Disney, said, “We realize this is a challenging time for families, and wearing any type of mask can be daunting. Our hope is that Disney’s cloth face masks featuring some of our most beloved characters will provide comfort to the families, fans, and communities that are so important to us.”
The cloth face masks come in small, medium and large sizes and in a wide variety of prints featuring a range of fan-favorite characters, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Anna and Elsa, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, The Avengers, the Child, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, and more.
The cloth face masks align with the FDA’s latest recommendations on non-surgical, non-industrial grade face masks.
Dr. Pat Salber, Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In and Member of Medshare’s Board of Trustees, stated, “Although social distancing remains one of the most effective measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the CDC also recommends that the general public use simple cloth face coverings if out in public. Disney’s cloth face masks can help families apply that recommendation, while helping kids feel less scared and more comfortable.”
Disney’s cloth face masks are just one example of the company’s commitment to helping communities in need during the current healthcare crisis. As part of its nearly $5 million in-kind donations benefiting communities around the globe, The Walt Disney Company has already donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California, Florida and Washington, D.C., and 175,000 rain ponchos to hospitals in need of additional protective garments.