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The city is teaming up with the Spurs to get its “save lives by staying home” message out to San Antonio.
A new public service announcement featuring Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Spurs point guard Patty Mills lays out a “game plan,” championing for the city’s social distancing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, as researchers predict the local peak to come within the next three weeks.
Nirenberg stressed the importance of teamwork.
“Remember that we’re all Spurs and our actions will define how successful we will be in the coming weeks as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19,” he says in the video.
Mills laid out how to execute the plan: stay home, wash you hands and uphold social distancing. He also put a spin on the fanbase’s “Go Spurs Go” credo to rally the city.
“It’s time for teamwork and it’s our time to shine” he says in the spot. “Save lives by staying home. Go San Antonio Go.”
Before COVID-19, the @spurs always brought our city together to display tremendous teamwork on the basketball court. Today, Spur @Patty_Mills is reminding all of us that the ball is in our court and that teamwork is key to prevent the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/O2InbQcdTD
— City of San Antonio🧼+👐=💯 (@COSAGOV) April 24, 2020
Dr. Anita Kurian, Assistant Director at Metro Health, said the city has managed the number of COVID-19 cases “well,” but that does not mean San Antonio is in the clear.
“This does not mean the threat is less real. If we do not limit our movement and stay home, San Antonio could face a second peak of cases,” she said in a news release. “We don’t want the community to have a false sense of security. We need everyone to stay home.”
Confirmed cases for the city and county surpassed 1,000 this week. Forty-three patients have died.
The city reminded residents on social media that “the ball is in our court.”
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