When UCSF epidemiologist and Piedmont resident Dr. George Rutherford spoke at the Piedmont School Board meeting on June 24, his strongest recommendation to contain the spread of COVID-19 was for people to wear masks when they leave their homes.
In the days following, Piedmont High School rising seniors Audrey Edel, Sadie Tschider, and Anthony Wong wanted to find a way to amplify this message to keep our community safe. So, after serving on the Piedmont task force to reopen schools and speaking out to encourage students to wear masks at Piedmont School Board meetings, Edel, Tschider, and Wong connected with School Board Vice President Cory Smegal and others to kick off a mask-wearing public awareness campaign.
Today, @piedmontmaskproject has over 200 followers on Instagram. Edel, Tschider, and Wong continually gather and post images of Piedmont residents wearing masks and add messages about why it’s important. They are also designing posters and running a competition to further incentivize participation.
Innovative students who jump in to help our community is one more reason why Piedmont schools are exceptional. #PiedmontProud