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Campaign of Kindness: Our Hometown Heroes: 96K-ROCK wants to celebrate people in our local communities whose acts of kindness serve as an inspiration to us all during these times. We invite…

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 18: All Blacks and Crusaders rugby player Ryan Crotty has his shaved off for charity by Leni Smith on September 18, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Crotty who has been growing his Ned Kelly style beard for two years is shaving his beard in aid of raising money for the Child Cancer Foundation. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)


Facial hair may be in these days, but like most things, what looks good isn’t necessarily good for you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says shaving off your facial hair will lessen your chances of contracting the coronavirus. The problem isn’t within the hair itself; it’s that the hair prevents respirator masks from forming a tight seal, which allows the virus to creep in. Therefore, short sideburns, soul patches and mustaches are OK, but beards, mutton chops and even long stubble are a no-no, according to the CDC. Do you ever wear a respirator mask in public? Are you concerned about the coronavirus?