STOCKBRIDGE — The city of Stockbridge has kicked off its Wear Your Mask Campaign as a response to the increasing regional cases of COVID-19. Community members are highly encouraged to wear a mask while in public to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cloth face coverings can offer an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventative actions and social distancing in public settings. The CDC recommends that individuals wear cloth masks with the exception of children under 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Stockbridge’s efforts will include public health messages on social media platforms and outdoor billboards. City businesses will be mailed window decals that will encourage patrons to wear masks in public. The Stockbridge Wear Your Mask Campaign aims to educate and inform citizens about health recommendations regarding COVID-19.

“This health pandemic is very real,” said Stockbridge Mayor Anthony S. Ford. “We are asking for all community members to stay safe during these trying times. It’s critical that as many people as possible wear masks while in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Let’s get through this together. We are Stockbridge Strong!”

Due to the urgent nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the city asks that community members continue to frequently check the city’s Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up-to-date information.

For pertinent health updates, everyone is encouraged to visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suspected cases of COVID-19 in the surrounding area should be reported immediately to the Georgia Department of Health at 1-844-442-2681.

Stockbridge celebrates 100 years of cityhood in 2020. The city of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives that promote a sustainable “live, work, play” environment.

For more information on the city of Stockbridge, visit www.cityofstockbridge.com.

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