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County Launches ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ Campaign



Please see this video from Merced County and its six cities regarding a “Stay Home, Save Lives” campaign. This campaign is intended to encourage people to stay at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to help slow the spread of the virus.

The video can be downloaded from Google Drive here:

We hope you’ll help share this message.

Here’s what we’re asking of the community:

Join your family, friends, neighbors and community leaders in showing your support for the #StayHomeSaveLives campaign. Post a photo of you and your family with a sign saying, “#StayHomeSaveLives.” Or tell us why you are staying home with a poster. Is it for grandma? Is it for our first responders? Is it to protect medical staff? Be creative with the signs and the photos. (But please, be tasteful—remember there are lots of kids sitting at home online.) Be sure to include the #StayHomeSaveLives(Insert your City here) hashtag in your social media post, so others can see it and participate too! And after you have posted your photo, stay home and check out the other pictures that are online.

Many of us understand the importance of staying home and keeping our loved ones home with us. Research shows that COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) may spread easier than the common flu, and that people can carry the virus without showing signs. You can pick up the disease and spread it without knowing, without feeling sick.

We need to stay home so we don’t catch the disease and share it with people who may have medical issues. We need to stay home so we don’t spread it to our families. We need to stay home so we don’t infect first responders, medical personnel and essential workers.

Sadly, COVID-19 is sweeping the country, hospitalizing and killing too many. President Trump’s experts expect 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19. The only way to get ahead of the coronavirus is to stop its spread. We do that by practicing social distancing—keeping away from people. That’s why we are being told to stay home, because it saves lives. Do your part—#STAYHOMESAVELIVES


















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