YouTubers and celebrities urge people to ‘stay home’ during the coronavirus

'Staying home right now isn’t just about keeping you and your family safe.'

Mar 27, 2020, 9:23 pm*

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Sierra Juarez 

Sierra Juarez

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YouTube is trying to convince people to stay inside during the coronavirus with its new “Stay Home” campaign.

The campaign includes videos of YouTubers and celebrities asking people to stay indoors. The company also created a series of video playlists for different activities that people can do indoors.

“Staying home right now isn’t just about keeping you and your family safe—it’s about helping to save the lives of others,” YouTube wrote in a caption for its “Stay Home” video. “But, just because we’re apart, doesn’t mean we can’t do things together.”

International celebrities like J Balvin and Becky G and YouTubers like Emma Chamberlain participated in the campaign. In the videos, the stars ask people to think about others before they decide to leave their homes.

“I’m asking you to stay home, to stay healthy, and help us not to spread COVID-19,” J Balvin, a famous Colombian reggaeton singer, said.

YouTube is trying to promote activities that people can do together on the platform while continuing to self-isolate at home.

For example, the company created YouTube playlists for activities like cooking, working out, meditating, painting, gaming, and more.

The idea behind the initiative is that when people self-quarantine they are less likely to spread the coronavirus to people who are especially at risk, like the elderly.

There are currently more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States. Because there is not a vaccine nor a treatment, health organizations have recommended that people practice social distancing.

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H/T: Variety

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*First Published: Mar 27, 2020, 9:19 pm