Pledge To Distance is a campaign aimed at promoting social distancing through unique and personalized artwork. Read the pledge below and take it for yourself.
It is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives in an unprecedented fashion. Most of our normal day to day events have been canceled or altered and physical distancing has become our new norm.
But what exactly is physical distancing?
Physical distancing is the act of physically separating oneself from others. This means avoiding going to public places, limiting physical contact only to those in the same household, and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between others at all times. Physical distancing is a relatively new concept to many, but in this unusual time in our world, it is imperative that we adapt and follow these practices as a society.
By limiting or eliminating physical contact with others, we are doing our part as a community to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are taking measures to keep ourselves and others safe and little by little taking strain off of healthcare workers and other essential personnel.
Furthermore, we choose to refer to "social distancing" as physical distancing because it does not mean that contact between friends and family is lost. In this day and age, it is easier than ever to stay connected via social media and video conferencing.
As states start to reopen, mask-wearing in public places becomes imperative. It is not only an act of consideration for yourself and for others, but also a preventative measure. If you need to leave your house for any reason, please make sure you are wearing a mask. The most effective masks are multi-layered and cover the mouth and nose. Gaiters and other thin material masks such as single-layered bandanas are not effective.
Lastly, as soon as you are able to, please get your COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines have been tested thoroughly through clinical trials and are an effective way to ease the severity of the COVID-19 virus. If/when you receive your vaccine, please continue to wear your mask as an additional preventative measure.
By taking this pledge, you are agreeing to practice physical distancing when possible, wear a mask in any public area, get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to you, and utilize other public health practices. The faster we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, the faster we can return to a normal life.
In exchange for your pledge, one of our team members, including myself, will create your own customized artwork FREE OF CHARGE. (An example is shown below). The idea for this artwork is for the name of the person to cover their face in the shape of a mask, indicating they have Pledged to Distance. Please note that artwork is created on a first come, first serve basis and our team will create and send artwork to the best of our ability. Your artwork may be featured on our social media pages, and you are strongly encouraged to share it on your personal accounts.
Thank you for doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19!
Stay home. Stay Safe. Pledge To Distance.
Founder of Pledge To Distance
Klein High School Class of 2021
The Pledge To Distance Team is very thankful for all the support and feedback the campaign has received and will continue to strive to spread awareness
during the COVID-19 pandemic!