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about the pledge

What is the Citizen Pledge? A voluntary commitment to do your best, each and every day, to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Why Take the Pledge? Healthy communities are a shared responsibility. Following general best practices will help protect you and slow the spread of COVID-19 to others.

How Can You Show Support? Show others you’re doing your part to fight COVID-19 by applying the Show Me Strong Pledge frame to your Facebook and Instagram profile pictures.


THE PLEDGE

When you take the Pledge, you are agreeing to do your best, each and every day, to keep COVID-19 at bay.

The best practice guidelines below were developed by healthcare organizations, and your local municipality or health department may have more stringent requirements you will need to follow.

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PHYSICAL DISTANCING

In accordance with CDC recommendations, you are strongly encouraged to maintain six feet of physical separation whenever possible.

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FACE MASKS/COVERINGS

In accordance with the CDC, a cloth face mask / covering is suggested when in a public setting where social distancing is difficult or not possible to maintain.  Read more…

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COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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HEALTHY HANDS

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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FEELING SICK? STAY HOME

Stay home if you are sick, except to seek medical care.

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BUCKLE UP, PHONE DOWN

When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down. Turn it off if you have to. Every trip, every time.  Learn more…

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WELLNESS

Practice self-care. Ask your friends and family how they are managing their self-care. Physically distance while continuing social relationships.

This Pledge is voluntary and based on the honor system. It is up to the individual to follow best practice guidelines. The State of Missouri is not responsible for actions taken by individuals or businesses nor does the State endorse any individual or business that downloads the Show Me Strong Pledge icon on the individual’s or business’s social media platforms, accounts, or pages; or that displays the icon in person or otherwise on the individual’s or business’s premises.