Announcing the #OttawaStaysHome Challenge

Ottawa Update

March 27, 2020 | Media Contact Below
For Immediate Release
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Prevent COVID-19 with the #OttawaStaysHome challenge

Ottawa County urging people to Stay Home, Stay Safe

For the next several weeks, residents remain under the state's ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staying home is difficult, so the Ottawa County Department of Public Health is inviting residents to participate in the #OttawaStaysHome challenge. The challenge asks the community to share on social media why they stay home or show what they are doing to occupy the time. Use the hashtag #OttawaStaysHome across platforms. The County will share its favorite posts, images and videos. Be creative! Do a distance dance on Tik Tok. Share a picture of a health care hero on Instagram. Boast about a latest diy project on Facebook. The County's hope is that collectively, these messages will show our community that everyone has to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Although the #OttawaStaysHome challenge might be fun, Ottawa County urges residents to take the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order seriously. Since there is no vaccine and no treatment for COVID-19, social distancing is the best defense against the disease. It will take every one of us to break the chain of infection. The sooner everyone adheres to the disease control measures as outlined in the EO 2020-21, the sooner everyone can resume their lives.

You can find Ottawa County on Twitter (@miOttawa), Facebook (@OttawaCounty), Instagram (@OttawaCountyMI), and TikTok (@OttawaCountyMI).

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