Gloria Estefan was asked by a doctor friend to help spread the word about the need for people to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19, and she responded.
Estefan updated her hit “Get On Your Feet” to raise awareness about how to stem infection from the coronavirus.
Now titled “Put On Your Mask,” the singer’s message features a video showing Estefan facing up to the daily challenges of life during the pandemic, and urges listeners to wear a cloth mask in public to protect themselves from spreading or contracting the virus, which by Monday had killed more than 10,000 people in the United States. The fun video shows how you can turn various household items into face coverings, rather than taking valuable PPEs away from health care workers.
The video, released Sunday on the 62-year-old star’s Instagram account, has been watched more than 85,000 times already.
“I wanted to contribute something that would put a bit of humor into a very serious situation because that’s what has helped me get through the toughest moments in my life,” Estefan wrote on Instagram.
Gloria and her husband,Emilio Estefan, are partnering with CVS to help find new jobs for workers at their hotels and restaurants in Florida who were laid off due to the pandemic.
On her Instagram page she wrote:
HELLO EVERYONE! I’ve been excitedly working on this project all week with my trusty sidekick,@heather_beltranwho is quarantined (part time) with me. I wanted to contribute something that would put a bit of humor into a very serious situation because that’s what has helped me get through the toughest moments in my life. I hope I make you smile while imparting an important message! Stay healthy, my people...and to those suffering from this vile plague or those that have lost loved ones, you are in my prayers and thoughts continuously. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!! I LOVE YOU!