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Mask Up DSM

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has partnered with the Polk County Board of Supervisors, Polk County Health Department, Polk County Medical Society and hospital networks across Greater Des Moines (DSM) to encourage businesses and community members to Mask Up DSM when indoors. By wearing a mask, you are protecting yourself and the health of others while helping with economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below you will find mask resources, videos and images to support and amplify #MaskUpDSM.

Mask Up DSM Images

Please feel free to download, use and share Mask Up DSM images on your social media channels, newsletters, email and other communication channels while using #MaskUpDSM.

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Polk County Resources

Thank you to Polk County for creating the Mask Up DSM video.


DSM Hospital Mask Resources

Broadlawns Medical Center

“Wearing a mask during this time is just a matter of taking personal responsibility. It’s a simple, effective way to protect your fellow humans.” — Susan Kirstein, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Keep Calm and Wear a Mask

Healthier Together Handout

Value of Wearing a Mask

Be a Hero | Wear a Mask Video

You Can Play a Role in Protecting Our Community

Click here for more COVID-19 resources from Broadlawns.


“The power to turn the tide against COVID-19 is within each of us. If we mind the Three W’s — Wear a mask…Watch your distance…Wash your hands often and well — we can see a positive change.” — Dr. Ravi Vemuri, MercyOne Des Moines Chief Infection Prevention Officer

Infographic Showing Risk Reduction with Masks

COVID-19 School Toolkit

How to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Wear a Mask to Protect Yourself + the Community

Mask Up, Des Moines!

Providing Care to Coronavirus Patients + Why Masking Up Is Essential

Click here for more COVID-19 resources from MercyOne.

The Iowa Clinic

“A mask is a barrier between you and the people around you and helps keep your germs — when you exhale or cough or sneeze — from reaching other people. It also helps protect you from germs and particles coming into your mouth and nose.” — Dr. Christina Taylor, Chief Quality Officer at The Iowa Clinic.

Stop the Spread

Where to Go for Care

2 Reasons You Should Keep Wearing a Mask

Masks Reduce Airborne Transmission

Click here for more COVID-19 resources from The Iowa Clinic.

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

“You will see all of our team members wearing masks inside the walls of our hospitals and clinics, but at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, it’s more than that. We encourage everyone to wear a mask because together we can control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” — David Stark, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

How to Safely Wear a Cloth Face Mask in Public

8 Ways to Help Kids Adjust to Face Masks

No-Sew Face Coverings

Why Wear a Mask Video

Tips to Help You #MaskUpDSM

Click here for more COVID-19 resources from UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

DSM Forward Playbooks

For additional COVID-19 resources utilize DSM Forward, a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. DSM Forward includes industry-specific playbooks with assessments and recommendations — leveraging international, national, state and local sources, and following federal, state and local public health official recommendations — to help guide businesses and organizations as they determine pathways toward the future in an everchanging landscape.

DSM Forward Industry Playbooks

DSM Forward Business Function Playbooks