New Jersey celebrities urge the state to wear a mask
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New Jersey natives Bruce SpringsteenJon Stewart and Jon Bon Jovi came together to call on the state to wear a mask as part of the state's recent “Mask Up!” campaign.

The singers graced the front of a billboard that displayed the words "Wear a friggin' mask!" along with a photo of the three of them social distancing and wearing black face masks.

Springsteen shared a photo of the billboard in a tweet on Wednesday and reiterated the message.


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

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy, wife of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), also shared the image of the billboard and called on state residents to "remain vigilant."

"As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to stay vigilant about #COVID19@JonBonJovi@Springsteen, and Jon Stewart teamed up with @NJ_PRF and @NJDeptofHealth to remind you to wear a friggin’ mask!," she wrote.

Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that masks help to protect the public as well as the mask wearer from contracting COVID-19.

"[A]dopting 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 stated at the time.

New Jersey has reported a total of 330,275 cases and 15,136 confirmed deaths from the virus as of Thursday, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard.