John Leguizamo Takes Part in New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Mask Up America” Campaign

John Leguizamo is maskingfor you help…

The 56-year-old Colombian actor/comedian is taking part in New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s national “Mask Up America” education and awareness campaign.

John Leguizamo

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading like wildfire in several states across the country, Cuomo’s campaign is urging all Americans to wear a mask while in public to help stop the spread of the virus.

Jane Rosenthal, producer and CEO Tribeca Enterprises, produced the series of spots with Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow

In addition to Leguizamo, the list of participating A-listers includes Robert De NiroKaitlyn DeverJamie FoxxMorgan FreemanAnthony MackieRosie Perez,Ellen Pompeoand Jeffrey Wright. The celebrities are using their voices and talent to promote the message and increase awareness. 

“New Yorkers suffered gravely when this pandemic hit our state and as we see other states battle the surge of COVID-19, we want to be sure all Americans know what we know here – that it is essential to wear a mask in order to protect one another,” Governor Cuomo said. “We can only beat this virus if we are united as one, not divided by ideology or politics. In that spirit we worked with the best and most creative team to deliver this vital message in multiple ways and in different voices – I wear a mask to protect you and you wear a mask to protect me. It is simple as that. Mask Up America.”

The campaign includes a series of eight TV public service announcements. All of the PSAs will be available in partnership with the Ad Councilfor use by broadcast and digital media outlets. The PSAs will air in donated media time and space throughout the country.

The eight 30-second television spots include:


1. “You Have My Respect”
2. “Join the Battle”
3. “Come On, America”
4. “For the Love Of”
5. “An Easy Lift”, narrated by Jeffrey Wright 
6. “Face Facts”
7. “It’s Your Shift”
8. “Show Some Love”

Several of the spots will be available in English and Spanish versions, and will also be available for radio.

Gloria Estefan Featured in Hip Hop Public Health’s Bilingual COVID-19 Health Awareness Campaign “20 Segundos o Más”

Gloria Estefan is promoting proper hygiene during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic…

While more and more U.S. states lift the quarantine orders and open up businesses, the 62-year-old Cuban singer has joined forces with fellow Latin artists to remind everyone COVID-19 is still a serious problem.

Gloria Estefan

Estefan and other artists are taking part in the Hip Hop Public Health’s20 Segundo o Más” campaign, a new bilingual PSA song and video by Doug E. Fresh, producer DJ TedSmoothDoseLeisleyToby Love and Fabián.

20 Segundos O Mas

It’s the follow up to the HHPH’s successful “20 Seconds or More” education and awareness campaign launched in Spring.

Set to the beat of Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe’s classic salsa track “La Murga,” the song fuses Latin rhythms and hip hop beats, encouraging the Latin community throughout the U.S. to follow the hand-washing and other protocols necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“DJ TedSmooth and I purposely selected the song’s universally loved Latin hook, the big horns backing the classic Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe masterpiece, ‘La Murga.’ This catchy hook combined with the information in the song will definitely get people to dance and hopefully adhere to our message of hope, vitality and taking care of themselves and each other,” Doug E. Fresh said in an official statement. “Once again, Hip Hop Public Health is bringing together art, science and social media innovation to help fight the COVID-19 health pandemic.” Naturopathic medicine, оr naturopathy, іѕ аn alternative type оf medicine thаt hаѕ bееn аrоund fоr hundreds оf years. Based оn thе principle оf using thе healing powers оf nature, naturopathic practitioners work tо heal ailments оr illnesses bу understanding a person аѕ a whоlе. Thіѕ means thаt thеу dо nоt work оn just curing a person оr relieving thеm оf thеіr symptoms; thеу work tо understand thе mind, bоdу аnd spirit оf a person іn order tо fіnd оut exactly thе right remedy fоr whаt thеу need. You can visit homepage for more about the naturotherapy treatments.

Dominican DJ TedSmooth (Teddy Rafael Mendez) added: “It was an honor to collaborate with Hip Hop Public Health and my old friend Doug E. Fresh on this track for mi gente. Latino roots and culture run deep, and to have legends like Lisa LisaDJ Camilo and Greg Lamond with some of the new voices out here coming together to protect our people against the coronavirus is an incredibly meaningful experience. I know we can make a difference together.”

While the campaign is focusing on communities in the U.S. most impacted by COVID-19, HHPH is also conducting outreach and sharing the video and education campaign components in communities across Latin America, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru, among others.

The four-minute music video features guest appearances by more than 30 community influencers and activists committed to making a difference through creative expression, civic duty and medicine, including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, N.O.R.E., Lisa Lisa, Chris TuckerDJ EnvyAmara La Negra and many more.

The video reinforces proper hand-washing techniques and other safety protocols like social distancing and wearing a mask.