Alberta launches ‘prevent the spread’ COVID-19 video featuring Gretzky, Kenney, Nenshi and Iveson

The province has enlisted the help of some famous faces in Alberta for a video with a public health message: prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The video features well-known Albertans from sports, music, media and government who recorded messages of themselves asking people to “help prevent the spread.”

Included is Wayne Gretzky, Premier Jason Kenney, Edmonton Oiler Leon Draisaitl, Calgary Flame Mark Giordano, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen, 770 CHQR’s Danielle Smith, country musician Brett Kissell and perhaps the most well-known Albertan when it comes to COVID-19: chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

The video was uploaded to YouTube and the province’s social media channels.

The full video asks Albertans to follow the below recommendations:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Self-isolate if you’re feeling sick
  • Pay attention to the latest requirements
  • Support your friends, family and neighbours
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Reduce stress and take care of yourself

The Alberta government declared a state of emergency and announced sweeping new rules and closures over the past week due to COVID-19, including cancelling classes, restricting mass gatherings and recommending social distancing.

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