The White House Gift Shop, est.1946
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Navy Blue Face Mask with 2.5" Gold Seal of the President of the United States
Navy Blue is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
Standard Mask Size: 7" x 5"
Knit, dyed, cut and hand silkscreen printed in USA
Washable, reusable, and breathable
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown Americans across this country just how much we depend upon essential workers. Doctors, nurses, scientists and front line workers help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they tirelessly work to protect our communities. While ensuring continuity of function critical to public health and safety, infrastructure, economic, as well as national security, many of our families, first responders, doctors, nurses and essential workers have been affected by COVID-19.
As of January 7th 2021, over 361,000 Americans have succumbed to the virus in the United States.
Until a vaccine is developed wearing a face mask is our only front-line defense against COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control describes the use of masks as a simple barrier used to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes or talks. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of masks is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain. CDC’s recommendations for masks will be updated as new scientific evidence becomes available.
All people 2 years of age and older should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. This will help reduce the transmission and spread of COVID-19 in our families, loved ones, and communities. COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected. This is why it’s particularly important for everyone to wear a mask in public settings and practice social distancing.
An official White House Gift Shop, est.1946 Certificate of Authenticity is included for each item in your order. Our certificates are great accompaniment for gift giving and collection purposes.
The White House Gift Shop® is protected by exclusive trademark rights granted WHGS in its 70th anniversary year of service by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our provenance and history began in 1946 by order of President Harry S. Truman with guidance by the Chief of U.S. Secret Service, the Inspector of the White House Police, General Harry S. Vaughan of the U.S. Army, and with volunteer support by active members for seven decades by members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division. In 2010, to assure permanent endowment of the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946, the Secret Service Fund gave control of WHGS to Giannini Strategic, LLC which permanently endowed the White House Gift Shop to assure its permanent survival as a historic institution.
You may be interested to know that here at the White House Gift Shop, our missions are funded the same way you fund your own projects at your home or business — through creative, honest, and hard work. No government funds or resources, direct or indirect, are ever used in the operations of the White House Gift Shop. Our core goal at the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 is to provide you and global Friends of America with exceptional Presidential, White House and Diplomatic gifts and collectibles while doing our best to do good for others. On August 1, 2018, The White House Gift Shop Foundation, Non-Profit, was officially recognized and chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a charitable non-profit organization. Hence, our work to help others as Officer William Leslie Coffelt gave his life in service of President Harry S. Truman - begins anew!
For 70 years, it is the steadfast policy of the White House Gift Shop to honor Americans, those who serve or served in law enforcement and military service, and to honor the Executive Office of the President of the United States, a mission The White House Gift Shop has upheld, apolitically, during all administrations since 1946.