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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Spread Hope, Not COVID Campaign

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The goal of the campaign is to unite all Michiganders to take three simple actions that will contain the spread of the virus at levels that will enable the state to fully reopen — and stay open. Oakland University and other regional neighbors have joined.

To help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Michiganders must:

1. Wear a mask or face covering over your mouth and nose to reduce the spread.

• While masks alone may not always prevent the spread of the disease, scientists, doctors and health experts agree that cloth masks and face coverings can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by about 70 percent.

• Masks do not have to be worn all the time. Michiganders are required to wear a face covering whenever you are in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces where you may be in close contact with people outside of your household, or people you do know but have not been with or near recently.

2. Practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet from people outside of your household.

• COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact.

• A mild illness for one person, could be life-threatening for someone else.

3. Wash and sanitize your hands frequently.

• Don’t touch your face, nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands.

• This routine practice also prevents the spread of many other viruses and illnesses.

In addition, testing and contract tracing continue to be vitally important towards reopening Michigan. To get tested, call the COVID Hotline at 888-535-6136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, or visit Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest, to find testing locations near you and schedule an appointment. If you test positive, help prevent further spread by participating in case investigations and contact tracing with local or state health officials.

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