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Collected Item: “Mask trash #35”

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Mask trash #35

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On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Walt Disney lifted the mask requirement in outdoor spaces. Masks were still required to stand in line or go into stores. The parks are always so clean, but I came across this lost disposable mask in Epcot- it was bound to be swept up quickly by an employee. With a 2-year-old, it was nice to have some of the mask requirements relaxed and a little less tension if he pulled it off his face.
(NOTE- please link to the mask trash series - Omeka resource > item)

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mask, trash, Epcot, theme park, tourism

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

Katy Kole de Peralta

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