In order to increase awareness and promote health and wellness, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Douglasville has launched its ‘Take Care, Douglasville’ campaign.
“The City is not requiring masks, rather, we are recommending the use of masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This campaign is a way to interact with the community in a fun way. Having to wear masks has taken some getting used to, but if we can find ways to have fun with it, we can shorten the period that they’re necessary.” Mayor Rochelle Robinson explained.
As part of the campaign, the City of Douglasville will provide masks, yard signs and buttons available for pick-up at the Douglasville Welcome Center. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting on Monday, August 24, 2020.
On the City’s social media pages, they’ve asked who followers are “masking for”. “Allowing our residents and followers to explain who or why they have decided to wear masks and submitting photos of themselves, their families, even their pets, engages and allows them to further build a sense of community,” described Community Relations Director, Jason Post.
The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will also be working with local businesses to take a pledge committing to operate with precautions related to COVID-19. Social distancing and promoting the wearing of masks will be at the forefront of this pledge. The CVB will provide a list of businesses that have taken the pledge on their website. “It’s important for residents and visitors to know that their local businesses are open and safe to visit,” explained Tourism Program Manager, Samantha Rosado. “Tourism dollars are vital to our local economy and knowing that Douglasville is safe to visit keeps that economy going.”
Masks, signs, and buttons will be available at the Douglasville Welcome Center starting on Monday, August 24th, located at 12385 Veterans Memorial Highway, during normal business hours. Those wishing to participate can also follow the City’s Facebook page or log onto the City’s website.