Spread awareness, not COVID-19

Bryan Stalder

City and State Stay Home orders have been lifted, but the city of KCMO has issued a 10-10-10 policy which puts strict limits on crowds, and staying home is still encouraged. However, wearing a face mask is not yet a widespread practice, and it’s not uncommon to see people crowded at the parks.

Many of the immigrant and refugee communities in Northeast do not speak English, or have limited access to translated materials regarding the safety measures used to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, so the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Arts KC are asking artists to donate line drawings illustrating the safety measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

If you have concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and would like to help with messaging to some of these vulnerable communities, you’re encouraged to send your artwork, regardless of artistic skill or ability.
Hand washing, avoiding touching your face, coughing into a tissue, social distancing, avoiding crowded places, avoiding public transportation, wearing protective masks, and sheltering in place are all topics that are being considered for the coloring book.

Artwork depicting these precautions may be submitted to rebeccakoop@nekchamber.com by May 31, 2020. The coloring books will be printed and distributed on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2020.

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