In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney is releasing non-medical, reusable cloth faces masks to keep kids and parents safe. Of course, they wouldn’t be Disney without a little magic!
The character-themed masks will feature fan faves from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars lines. Edward Park, senior vice president, Disney store and shopDisney states, “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.”
In addition to offering the new masks for sale, Disney will also be donating one million cloth masks to families in vulnerable and underserved communities. The masks will be distributed in partnership with Atlanta-based humanitarian aid organization, MedShare.
Finally, Disney plans to donate all profits of mask sales in the U.S. to MedShare, up to $1 million. The donations will occur from until Sept. 30, 2020.
The masks will come in small, medium and large sizes, with plenty of patterns to choose from! Additionally, they are in alignment with the FDA’s recommendations on non-surgical, non-industrial grade face masks.
All Disney cloth face masks are available for pre-order now in packs of four on shopDisney.com in the U.S., and are estimated to ship in June.
*Editor’s Note: According to the CDC, children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not use a cloth face covering.
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