Town Launches Significant Mask Wearing Effort to Support Public Health in Town
The Town of Davidson announces the launch of its public awareness campaign to encourage residents, business employees, and town visitors alike to wear masks and help protect the public health of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Davidson Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to discuss the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this meeting, the board decided to strongly recommend that the public use masks in all spaces where social distancing is not possible. To support this effort, the town created a public awareness campaign which includes:
- banners posted in public spaces to remind people of the three Ws (“wear, wait, wash”)
- signage for storefront windows designating that the business requires both employees and customers to wear masks
- decals to help depict proper social distancing spacing on Main Street, and
- car magnets to encourage neighbors to wear masks for the safety of our entire town and all our residents.
You can pick up reusable face masks and car magnets at the Davidson Public Library (119 S. Main Street) or in a bin outside Davidson Town Hall (216 S. Main Street). If you are a business owner in need of signage, please contact Kim Fleming directly
In addition to the campaign to strongly recommend mask usage, the town will also be implementing other solutions to help facilitate a safer environment in which businesses can operate and succeed. Over the past week, the town has added more outdoor seating with benches and round tables with umbrellas in several areas of town. Residents and visitors to Davidson will now be able to congregate with their families and friends while in compliance with public health guidelines. Additional trash and recycling cans have also been added. The town will be installing hand sanitizer stations as soon as possible in key high traffic areas of the community as well.
The Town of Davidson is taking these steps in order to support local businesses, protect the public’s health, and also continue to stay consistent with public health guidance and the town’s vision to provide a safe place for people to live, work, and play.