Bal­ti­more County launches ‘Be Safe to Stay Safe’ pub­lic health video

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new county wide cam­paign called “Be Safe to Stay Safe” launched this week in or­der to en­cour­age res­i­dents to prop­erly wear masks and fol­low other key hy­giene prac­tices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

The cam­paign, which fea­tures Bal­ti­more Ravens de­fen­sive line­man and five-time Pro Bowl player Calais Camp­bell, Ori­oles Hall of Fame Third Base­man, Brooks Robin­son, national pub­lic health ex­pert Dr. Leana Wen, and lo­cal ra­dio per­son­al­i­ties, in­cludes a se­ries of an­nounce­ments be­ing aired through­out the re­gion on lo­cal tele­vi­sion and ra­dio sta­tions, as well as so­cial me­dia out­reach.

“As a hus­band and as a fa­ther, the health and safety of those around me are very im­por­tant. By wear­ing a face mask and main­tain­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and get back to do­ing the things we love like watch­ing football, or in my case, play­ing football,” Calais Camp­bell, NFL de­fen­sive end said in the cam­paign’s first video clip.

“The sci­ence is clear: face cov­er­ings are one of our best tools in the fight against COVID-19. We have to do ev­ery­thing we can to slow the spread of this virus and our “Be Safe to Stay Safe” cam­paign will con­vey this sim­ple mes­sage to ed­u­cate, in­form and pro­tect

County res­i­dents,” said County Ex­ec­u­tive Johnny Ol­szewski.

“I want to thank all those who have added their voices to this new ef­fort. To­gether we can con­tinue to take the nec­es­sar y steps to pro­tect our­selves and our loved ones. Re­mem­ber, Be Safe to Stay Safe, Bal­ti­more County!”

Be­gin­ning Mon­day, Au­gust 17, the cam­paign will air on Bal­ti­more-area broad­cast and ra­dio sta­tions—in­clud­ing Ori­oles and Ravens broad­casts—as well as bill­boards through­out the County, MTA buses and light rail cars, as well as on so­cial me­dia and other dig­i­tal plat­forms.

“Our African-Amer­i­can and Lat­inx com­mu­ni­ties have been hard­est hit by this virus,” said Bal­ti­more County Health Of­fi­cer Dr. Gre­gory Wm. Branch.

“This ef­fort will em­pha­size the im­por­tance of us­ing face cov­er­ings, so­cial dis­tanc­ing and avoid­ing large gather­ings to help slow the spread among our neigh­bors that con­tinue to be dis­pro­por­tion­ately af­fected by the pandemic.”

In the com­ing days, the “Be Safe to Stay Safe” cam­paign will be post­ing sig­nage at County-owned properties and fa­cil­i­ties as well as dis­play­ing sig­nage, ta­ble-tents, and more at restau­rants and busi­nesses in part­ner­ship with lo­cal Cham­bers of Com­merce.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Bal­ti­more County will be dis­tribut­ing 10,000 face­masks to res­i­dents to pro­mote pub­lic aware­ness about the risks of COVID-19 and help pro­tect our res­i­dents by pro­vid­ing fa­cial cov­er­ings to keep them and oth­ers safe.

The “Be Safe to Stay Safe” video clip can be watched on the county’s YouTube page.

Calais Camp­bell, NFL De­fen­sive End and Emer­gency Physi­cian Dr. Leana Wen in the “Be Safe Stay Safe” Youtube video.

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