First Lady Melania Trump released a public service announcement on Twitter about the coronavirus, telling Americans that while life is different right now due to the changes, “this is not how we will live forever.”
“Today I want to speak with you about coronavirus and what it means for you and your family,” the first lady says in the announcement. “While changes need to be made now, this is not how we will live forever. Our children will return to school, people will return to work, we will gather at the places of worship, concerts, and sporting events again.”
The First Lady reminded everyone to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sharing the new website, coronavirus.gov where more information could be found.
“I urge you to stay connected to family and love ones through the video chats, phone calls, social media and other safe technologies,” Melania added. “Stay safe and remember while many of us are apart, we are all in this together.”
Earlier, the Trump administration announced it was partnering with several major media companies as part of a broader awareness campaign to to share “accurate and timely information directly to the American people” about social distancing, hygiene and mental health.
The PSAs will be broadcast across platforms owned and operated by NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, iHeartMedia and ABC/Walt Disney Television. It will also direct audiences to visit coronavirus.gov, which will serve as a centralized resource offering up-to-date news on the crisis. Media outlets are donating air time, with all content coordinated through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Along with Melania, other Trump administration officials part of the Coronavirus Task Force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and other White House officials will appear in the public service announcements aimed at informing Americans about how to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, Melania tweeted a link for parents to teach their kids at home.
I know these can be trying times for parents & kids. I encourage students at all grade levels to continue their learning at home. Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning. To learn more, visit: https://t.co/iEtofyHne5— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 18, 2020
She also praised health care worker in another tweet thanking them for “working tirelessly to help keep our country healthy & safe.”