August 5, 2020
Google's latest Doodle encourages visitors to wear masks, socially distance
Google has an animated "Doodle" on its homepage that's all about COVID-19 prevention.
If you visit Google.com on Wednesday and wait a few seconds, you'll notice that each letter of the search giant's logo grows legs, spins around and dons a face covering before scurrying further apart.
The cutesy display is supposed to symbolize adhering to mask policies and social distancing during the pandemic. Clicking on the characters will take you to the company's coronavirus prevention information page.
"Wear a mask. Save lives," the page says. It also spotlights COVID-19 related news stories and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest Google Doodle comes as states continue to grapple with reopening some businesses while re-closing others six months into the ongoing pandemic.
This isn't the first time Google has used its homepage to spotlight topics surrounding the pandemic. In April, it transformed its logo letters to honor workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.
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