Schools for Slowing the Spread (SFSTS) is a new student-run fundraiser that sells school-branded washable/reusable cloth facemasks to raise money for charitable causes and support slowing the spread of coronavirus. Originating from Case’s School of Medicine, CWRU SOM and CWRU Formal Logo w/Tagline masks are available for purchase online.
Next-day shipping while items are in stock! If out of stock, please allow 2 weeks for restocking.
In addition to supporting our fundraising efforts by getting your own CWRU Facemask, we ask that you share our organization with friends and colleagues at other schools! We are currently in search of volunteer Student Ambassadors at other institutions to join our fundraiser and aid in achieving its mission. Questions and comments regarding the fundraiser can be sent to Nicholas Bank (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Background: With the onset of SARS-CoV-2 spread throughout the United States, Higher Education systems recognized the serious threat posed to the health and well-being of their communities. Rapidly and decisively, schools around the country enacted protective and philanthropic measures to combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These actions, such as shifting to online curricula, facilitating community-based volunteer groups, and supporting those in need via emergency funds, set a model example for the appropriate response to a pandemic.
Mission: School for Slowing the Spread embodies this ethos with a two-pronged mission: (1) Raising funds to support COVID-19 response initiatives within the community as well as (2) encouraging proactive social-distancing behaviors in align with CDC recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus. 100% of profits generated via CWRU facemask sales will be donated to charitable funds such as the CDP Covid-19 Response Fund and CWRU’s Student Emergency Fund. Wearing a facemask increases conscientiousness about social distancing, (not) touching one’s face, and practicing good hygiene.
Disclaimer: The mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily, or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; or (3) in the presence of a high intensity heat source or flammable gas. Manufacturer, vendor, and School for Slowing the Spread make no warranties, either express or implied, that the mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases.