PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s steady rise in coronavirus instances is what makes a heat day so regarding for native officers. They’re fearful individuals won’t observe correct social distancing guidelines.
So Philadelphia is utilizing cellular billboards to drive residence the message.
Regardless of some clouds, it’s presupposed to be a heat finish to the weekend on Sunday.
After weeks of taking precautions to remain indoors, many individuals will doubtless be drawn exterior. Metropolis leaders say they know this and that’s why they’re rolling out a pleasant reminder.
They’re utilizing cellular billboards with a message from the voice of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw urging individuals to remain residence.
The cellular billboards additionally show a “stay-at-home” message.
The vans will drive by means of elements of Northeast Philadelphia, Kensington, Heart Metropolis, West Philadelphia and Southwest Philadelphia beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The vans went by means of those self same communities on Saturday as nicely.
Metropolis leaders say this isn’t the time to let our guard down.
“You recognize this was actually an effort after final weekend after we noticed so many individuals out on good days, how can we attain these of us and remind them whereas it’s alright to go exterior and benefit from the good climate they should keep aside and they should put on masks,” Metropolis of Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Abernathy stated.
Individuals in these communities I discussed could hear and see these vans up till 7 p.m. tonight.
Metropolis leaders are hoping persons are accountable and observe social distancing.
If of us don’t they might be taking a look at a wonderful, however authorities are hoping they gained’t have to do this.