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Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
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City Reminds Residents: Keep Covered, Keep Your Distance While Visiting Public Spaces
As restaurants and outdoor venues like the Little Rock Zoo move toward operating with increased capacity, the City of Little Rock wants to remind residents to Keep Covered and Keep Your Distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want people to remember as they are out enjoying public spaces, that the coronavirus is still a very real threat,” said Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. “We want to remind them that masks and face coverings make a difference and social distancing saves lives.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that social distancing leads to 33 percent fewer contacts and that masks protect those around the wearer from contracting coronavirus, which is easily spread through droplets expelled during sneezing, coughing, singing or even talking.
When visiting public spaces, residents should stay six feet away from others. When using a face covering, residents are reminded:
- Make sure you can breathe through it
- Wear it whenever out in public
- Make sure it covers your nose and mouth
- Wash it after using
- Don’t use a face covering on children under age 2
- Don’t use surgical masks or personal protective equipment intended for healthcare workers
About the City of Little Rock’s Response to COVID-19
Residents may visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 for all information about the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, including the newly created Small Business Emergency Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed to assist with the grab-and-go feeding efforts for vulnerable populations, including students and seniors. Sign up at LittleRock.gov/volunteer. The Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund benefits the grab-and-go feeding effort and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). Donations of PPE are also accepted. Donate here or visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 and click on the Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund button. Follow the City of Little Rock on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CityLittleRock.