Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Team Up for COVID-19 Billboard: ‘Wear a Friggin Mask’

by Jacklyn Krol
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Two of the biggest rockstars, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, teamed up for a COVID-19 PSA.

What Bruce Springsteen Had to Say

Along with Bon Jovi and Springsteen, fellow New Jersey native, Jon Stewart, also took part. There are numerous billboards across the state to promote social distancing and face mask wearing. According to NJ.com, the day prior to Thanksgiving, the state had over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths from the virus.

“Teamed up with some fellow New Jerseyans to encourage everyone this holiday season to wear a friggin’ mask,” Sprinsgteen tweeted. “Let’s all come together and #MaskUpNJ so we can get back to what we do best – singing along and dancing together.”

See the billboard, below.

What Jon Bon Jovi Had to Say

Bon Jovi recently released a song and music video that everyone can relate to during these trying times. “Do What You Can” is an inspiring anthem that is off of the band’s latest record, 2020. The video also promotes face masks.

“Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of ‘Do What You Can’ from the place where I lived it,” he said in a statement. “And I know those empty streets look similar to so many parts of America battling this pandemic. But the story of everyday heroes showing amazing courage was inspiring to see and the video, much like the song, has a great deal of hope in it too.”

So how exactly does wearing a face mask help not only you but other people? It slows the spread of the virus and helps lower your chances of contracting it while also lessening the chances of others getting it from you if you have it. “Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation,” the CDC explained.

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