Irvine Challenges Residents to Help Slow Virus Spread

Irvine Challenges Residents to Help Slow Virus Spread
The Irvine City Hall and Civic Center building in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The mayor of Irvine, California, is asking her constituents to join her in slowing the spread of COVID-19 through a series of mitigation efforts.

“Irvine residents and businesses recognize that protecting our community is a shared responsibility and have put many health guidelines into practice over the past nine months,” Mayor Farrah Khan said in a press release. “As we begin the new year this pledge encourages each of us to renew our commitment to caring for our neighbors, friends, family, and our community as a whole through our actions.”

The initiative, called Irvine Cares, is the first launched through the city’s recently established COVID-19 task force. It encourages the public to slow the spread by wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home when sick. It also asks residents to show kindness by advocating to protect the city’s most vulnerable, and promoting best health practices.

Residents can commit to the initiative by making an online pledge. All participants receive an Irvine Cares face mask, sticker, and decal to highlight their commitment to the cause.