Protesting in the Pandemic
Protect yourself and others while fighting for justice
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.
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