Jennifer Lawrence made a rare online appearance for a very good cause.
The “Hunger Games” actress released a video through People urging vote-at-home measures to be put in place by the time the 2020 election happens in the United State.
“First and foremost, I want to give my heartfelt sympathies to everyone who’s been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and my deepest gratitude to the emergency responders and health care workers who are risking their health every day,” Lawrence opened the video with.
“The best thing we can do to slow the spread of this virus is to stay at home,” she added. “But there’s still an election coming up, with millions of Americans who have yet to cast their ballot in the 2020 primaries.”
The actress told people to visit Represent.Us to learn more about if they can already vote at home and for information on how to contact their local representatives about putting the measures in place if they can’t.
“This is extremely important. It’s our elections we’re talking about, so please help spread the word by posting on your social media with the hashtag #VoteAtHome,” she said.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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