Source: News & Observer

The Carolina Hurricanes shared their annual team photo for this year’s season but with a twist: the players all have on face coverings. As the News & Observer puts it, “In a sense it became a PSA and a team statement.”

Governor Cooper mandated mask coverings a few weeks ago in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. He is known as a diehard Canes fan and, when speaking at press conferences, wears a Canes-embroidered face covering.

“My beloved Canes – the toughest guys around – know the importance of wearing the mask to protect people around them. Go Canes! – RC,” the governor tweeted, sharing a photo of the team.

Public health experts have determined that wearing masks can be an effective and easy way for us to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour said that he doesn’t know why anyone wouldn’t wear one.

“This whole ‘wear one, don’t wear one’ to me makes no sense. I don’t know why you wouldn’t,” Brind’Amour said on a Zoom call. “No one has ever given me a good argument on this. It makes no sense to me. Someone tells me this could help, then you do it. It’s that simple.”

Read the full story from the News & Observer.