Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ron and Natalie Daise Encourages Everyone to #StayStrong Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ron and Natalie Daise from Nickelodeon's beloved '90s preschool series Gullah Gullah Island have joined the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to encourage everyone to continue to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As part of DHEC’s #StaySCStrong influencer campaign, the Ron & Natalie and other fellow prominent South Carolinians are sharing educational video messages on steps everyone can take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

In their video feature, Ron and Natalie remind viewers that COVID-19 threatens us all, especially the elderly and African-Americans with health conditions, as well as give viewers tips on how we can all stop the spread of the virus.

Last week, the agency shared a video featuring singer and songwriter Darius Rucker who offered words of inspiration and encouraged South Carolinians to stay strong. “If we stay careful, stay connected, spread caring, we’ll get through this,” Rucker said.

Public service announcement videos also feature Stephen Colbert, Congressman James Clyburn, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell, Closing the Gap in Health Care Founder Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, and University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley. The PSAs are available to view and share here.

For more information about DHEC’s #StaySCStrong campaign and to learn how you can make and share your own video, visit

How Everyone Can Protect Themselves
Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. Steps we can take to protect ourselves and others include:

  • Practicing social distancing
  • Wearing a mask in public
  • Avoiding touching frequently touched items
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Monitoring for symptoms

Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to their healthcare provider or use the telehealth services provided by several health care systems. If you live in South Carolina, for telehealth options and the latest information about DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, visit Visit for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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Original source: EIN Presswire.
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