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The Hop debuts new partnership, 'mask' for streetcar

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 11:45:55-04

The next time you'll see the Hop, it'll be wearing a mask, thanks to a new partnership with MaskUpMKE.

The newly wrapped Hop will be wearing a mask on both noses of the streetcar to "promote the importance of wearing a mask as the most accessible and effective way for our Milwaukee community to stop the spread of COVID-19."

“The Hop streetcars are an incredibly visible asset for the City of Milwaukee and we are proud to donate one of our vehicles to this critical cause,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “We are appreciative of the hard work the MaskUpMKE team is doing to support this public health initiative and we’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship even further to help make The Hop, and our whole community, even safer.”

“Our partnership with The Hop is another way for us to build awareness for this important cause in a visible and meaningful way,” said Loretta Kryshak of Rebel Converting, LLC., and co-founder of the MaskUpMKE movement. “The simple act of wearing a face covering can save lives, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the length and severity of this pandemic. We’re committed to ensuring our entire community sees this message, heeds this message, and has access to free and effective masks that will help stop the spread.

Free masks will be available on all five Hop streetcars beginning Tuesday.

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