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Michelle Obama urges African Americans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The PSA’s follow revelations African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus.

Former first lady Michelle Obama
Former first lady Michelle Obama is urging African Americans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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Former first lady Michelle Obama urged African Americans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public service announcements released Friday.

“Our communities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus,” Obama said in one of her two PSAs. “And we’ve got to do everything we can to keep each other safe.

“And that means staying home, because even of we are not showing any symptoms we can still spread the virus to others. Let’s keep each other safe by just staying home. Thank you so much and God bless.”

An Obama Foundation spokesperson said the PSAs were shared with prominent African American radio hosts with nationally syndicated shows.

The PSAs follow revelations African American people in Chicago and other communities are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, with higher infections and death rates.

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