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Protesting in the Pandemic

Protect yourself and others while fighting for justice

Protest Effectively: Take Action

Blacks are Disproportionately Infected by and Die from COVID-19.

Many people with COVID-19 don't have symptoms, but still spread the disease. 

Don't sacrifice more Black lives unnecessarily.

Be Safe. Be Smart. Be Proactive.

Stay Home if You're Sick

Fever or Respiratory Symptoms = Stay at Home

The World Health Organization also advises those with Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and/or Respiratory Conditions to avoid crowds.

Using social media, you can still fight for justice and protect people.

Mask should form a tight seal around your nose and face.

Unless wearing an N95 mask, your mask protects others from you, not you from others.

Everyone must wear masks to keep each other safe from COVID-19.

Keep Your Mask On

Masks should be worn when within 6 feet of others.

Be disciplined. Prepare to keep your mask on for the duration of the protest.

If removing mask is required (e.g. drinking water):  Sanitize hands first. Remove by touching mask ear loops. Place in paper or zip top bag with outside surfaces folded inward. Sanitize hands again. Put face mask back on as soon as possible. Remember to sanitize hands before and after touching mask.

These helpful videos provide mask safety tips. (Watch at 1.5x speed to save time)

Sanitize Hands Frequently

Keep Hand Sanitizer (60% Alcohol Content or Higher) easily accessible and use often.

Don't Touch Your Face

COVID-19 spreads easily through touching of the eyes, nose and mouth.

Don't Touch Others

Keep your hands up or clasped in front of you to avoid this human, but currently dangerous, temptation.

Don't Share Food or Drinks

Disinfect Podium & Microphone (or Megaphone) Between Speakers

Protect leaders from COVID-19 to keep the movement strong. 

Have one, gloved volunteer disinfect the podium and microphone (or megaphone) with sanitizing wipes between speakers. 

Place hand sanitizer on the podium (or in each speaker's pocket if no podium).

Require speakers to sanitize their hands before and after speaking.

Speakers: Keep Your Mask On While Speaking

Let's face it, at a protest, you likely won't be 6 feet away from everyone. 

Cast vanity and personal comfort aside. 

The example you set is far-reaching and life-saving. 

Show protesters you care about social justice and their health. 

Sanitize Hands Before Entering Your Vehicle

Shower Immediately Upon Returning Home

Wash clothes and reusable face coverings in hot water. Dry on hot setting.

Don't be Responsible for Increasing COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

The Black community has already suffered too many losses.

Follow CDC Guidelines to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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