(FOX 2) - The very "colorful" Judge Craig Strong is drawing attention again.
He’s begun coordinating his fun outfits with matching face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The reason why I wear masks like this is because it draws attention," he said.
Attention, the judge says, because when people see him with these kinds of masks it reminds them to wear a mask, too. Or any face covering will do.
“You can use a large handkerchief, bandanna, scarves, ties, cummerbund; be creative,” he said.
But the 40-year judge in Wayne County also understands how serious the coronavirus is - and how personal it is.
“Every day it’s just another person that’s not just a name but a life that influenced me, that were part of my life. And I just want to make sure that this does not happen to others,” he said.
Wayne County is the hardest-hit county in Michigan, which also happens to be one of the hardest-hit states in the country.
As of Thursday, Michigan had more than 21,000 COVID-19 cases, with more than 10,000 of those being in Detroit and Wayne County alone.
And until there's a cure for COVID-19, the judge wants others to wear a mask - and he's not shy about drawing the attention.