Emojis were designed as a way to express emotions symbolically. Face with Medical Mask emoji is a yellow face smiley with a mask covering the lower half of the face and closed, drooping eyes. During a pandemic, health personnel in hospitals and the general public wear a white surgical mask.
This mask emoji represents physical sickness or a reaction to anything disgusting, unpleasant, unsettling, or horrible. The emoji Mask symbolizes ‘covering up’ or masking up’ for health safety in general, in addition to being the current situation (2020 – COVID 19).
NOTE: The mask emoji was endorsed as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. In the year 2020, this emoji was mostly associated with Coronavirus / COVID-19.
Face with Medical Mask Emoji
Also Known As
😷 Mask Face
😷 Surgical Mask
😷 Face with Medical Mask
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