AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Mayor Steve Adler has released the first YouTube video in a planned series that's aimed at keeping the public informed on the latest about the coronavirus.
The series is called "Got A Minute" and in the first video, Mayor Adler emphasizes the need for everyone to do their part in helping to stop the spread of the virus and save lives.
This includes social distancing, hand washing and staying home as much as possible.
While state and federal resources are being utilized, Adler says it's important to decrease the number of physical encounters that each person has.
Mayor Adler's message urges residents to abide by the state at home order which will help to reduce the number of local hospitalizations.
The mayor says that physical separation will really help to drive down cases of COVID-19.
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Cities such as San Francisco have seen major improvements in reduction rates due to strict social distancing by as much as 65%.
Mayor Adler says it's up to the public as a community to have a major impact on flattening the curve.
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