Stay home? 'Be A Lot Safer If You Did', McConaughey says

Matthew McConaughey spreads the word about "Stay Home, Work Safe"

Talk 1370 Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 7:43 am

AUSTIN ( -- As the number of COVID-19 cases in Travis County continues to mount, local officials have brought some star power to their message with actor Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey, along with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, appear in the public service announcement shot at City Hall.

"The Community is doing really well but as good as we’re doing, it’s not good enough," Adler said. "You can get this virus, not feel any of it, and be infecting other people. We really need people in our community to stay at home, spend time with those you love. It’s going to take all of us together."

The campaign urges young adults, especially college students, to stay home except for essential activities and to maintain six feet of physical ‘social’ distance if you need to leave home.

"The virus doesn’t spread unless we spread it," McConaughey added. "If you feel great, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the virus and can't spread it. Take care of yourself and you’ll be taking care of others. No matter how good you feel, stay home if you can. If there’s a city that can come together and build for a better tomorrow, it’s Austin, Texas."

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