Protest in a time of COVID

COVID-19 spreads easily in close spaces like apartments and offices. If you have attended a protest, consider yourself possibly exposed and act accordingly until TWO WEEKS past your last event.

Given the protests against police brutality and systemic racism against Black people, we are expanding our focus to serve the needs of protesters. We’ve developed a guide to help protesters maximize safety from infection during and after a protest.

Download these documents and share them widely to your networks or post to your social media. Here is a companion guide with a FAQ about PPE usage at protests.

Thank you to all of you for being out there protecting our rights.

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    • Option 1: If you’re protesting, here’s an easy way you can help flatten the curve, distribute these flyers on how to protest safely during #COVID19
Download, print, & share: https://www.nycppe.org/protest-resources
    • Option 2: A guide from Last Mile #NYCPPE for protesters to protect their communities and themselves from contracting and spreading #COVID19.
Download, print, & share: https://www.nycppe.org/protest-resources
  • Option 3: If you’re protesting, we made a guide to help you do it safely.
1. post this guide to your IG & social2. distribute these flyers #COVID19 3. share it with friendsComplete photoset & flyers here:https://www.nycppe.org/protest-resources@protest_nyc #protestnyc #defundthepolice

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  1. Fighting for your right to live shouldn't put you and your loved ones at greater risk. It is not just the justice system but the healthcare system that has failed people, and Black people specifically. So Last Mile #NYCPPE made a guide for you to protest safely.
  2. “Through this pandemic, we have seen the people most at risk are people of color. We know the justice & healthcare system is failing them. I want to empower communities to fix both of those things,” @smitabadhey, Emergency Medicine physician in NYC and creator of the guide.
  3. Over 1000+ epidemiologists, public health officials, healthcare workers signed a letter to support protesting against white supremacy & police brutality during the #covid19 pandemic: https://slate.com/technology/2020/06/protests-coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-racism.html



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A guide for protesters to protect their communities and themselves from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Download, print, & share: nycppe.org/protest-resources
Fighting for your right to live shouldn't put you and your loved ones at greater risk. It is not just the justice system but the healthcare system that has failed people, and Black people specifically. So @lastmile.nyc made a guide for you to protest safely.
“Through this pandemic, we have seen the people most at risk are people of color. We know the justice and healthcare system is failing them. I want to empower communities to fix both of those things,” says @smitabadhey, Emergency Medicine physician in NYC and creator of the guide.
Designer: @Edenwooperlewper
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  • Check your temperature twice daily

  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.

  • Stay at home except for essential activities (work or medical care).

  • Sanitize hands before and after touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Sanitize hands before and after eating.

  • Wear your mask properly if in contact with others.

  • Call 311 or your doctor to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms.

  • Go to the ER or call 911 if you have chest pain or difficulty breathing.

  • Stay and sleep in a separate room.

  • If you must enter common spaces, stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask

  • Keep windows open.

  • Disinfect bathroom surfaces before and after use.

  • Eat separately. Do not share food.

  • Use your own set of dishes.

  • Disinfect doorknobs, phones, counters and keys daily.

  • Wear a mask at all times.

  • Sanitize hands upon entering and exiting.

  • Wear a facemask if you are around others.

  • Try to stay 6 feet apart, or in separate rooms.

  • Do not take breaks or eat with others.


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