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PSA: Please Wear Your Mask Under Your Nose, Thanks


Photo by Meresa García / The Daily Pennsylvanian

If you haven't noticed, we're living in a pandemic. Meaning, we've all had to adapt to some pretty serious changes. As hard as it is, I try to adhere to social distancing guidelines as best as I can. So, it pisses me off when others are slacking. Especially when it comes to masks. 

Come one guys, it's not that hard to figure out! All you have to do is pull the elastic straps over your ears and cover your mouth. That's it! What's all this covering your nose bullshit? 

It's very simple and quite frankly, I'm tired of telling people to pull their masks down. I seriously don't want to come off as rude, but I feel like at least some of us would have learned by now. Also, what's with people being disrespectful towards me when I'm only trying to help. 

Take the other day for example. I was waiting in line at the Hall of Flags for COVID testing, when all of a sudden, some nurse just walks up to me – uninvited, mind you! – and asks me to cover my nose. A nurse, for crying out loud! She of all people should know that it's okay to have your nose exposed.

Let's think about this rationally. We wear masks to prevent any transmission of 'rona particles. So, covering my mouth makes sense because talking produces tiny spit droplets. But I'm not spitting from my nose, am I? I mean, yeah, I do breathe from my nose. And cells in our nose do have a higher chance of being infected. But wouldn't that mean I would get the virus, like, all the time? As far as I know, I've only gotten corona twice, and twice does not equal all the time. 

So next time you go out, please wear your mask properly!!! Over the mouth, under the nose. Don't believe these scientists, they don't know jack shit