COVID-19 City Communication Campaigns

COVID-19 City Communication Campaigns

Among cities’ many urgent needs since the pandemic struck a year ago, communicating effectively with the public has been key: The challenge is not just providing basic information about COVID-19 and its effects but finding the right words and images to coax people into protecting themselves and others from the coronavirus. This is easier said than done amid widespread misinformation about the pandemic.

Here we highlight just six of the dozens of cities in the Partnership for Healthy Cities global network that have created COVID-19 communications campaigns in recent months, most of them based on the “3W’s”—wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance—but often adapted to local needs.

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