SCS aims to prevent the spread of virus with DOPE campaign

Published 12:18 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Selma City Schools (SCS) is partnering with Selma AIR in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 around the City of Selma through their Doing Our Part Everyday (DOPE) campaign.

“This partnership with Selma AIR is focused on sharing the best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Each one of us has a responsibility in this from our youngest scholars to our city leaders,” said SCS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams.

The DOPE Campaign was designed by the two organizations to inform and educate the Selma community about preventative measures, testing, contact tracing, coping and other safety and wellness tips that citizens can take to protect themselves and others, slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“For all of us, doing our part means being responsible.  It means recognizing that our actions may likely impact more than just ourselves,” said Williams.  “Yes, it may mean that we make some sacrifices and at times be more uncomfortable than we would like.”

To participate in the DOPE campaign, SCS and Selma Air encourage the community to follow health and safety guidelines, wear a mask, wash their hands and practice social distancing.

“While I don’t subscribe to the idea of a ‘new normal’, it would be naïve and dangerous to ignore how the pandemic has shifted what used to be,” said Williams.  “Moving forward, I choose to focus on how we can make things better.  We may never return to our previous normal, but what we do now will determine the quality of the future for our community and beyond.”

SCS and Selma Air are also encouraging local groups and businesses to share how they are doing their part by uploading pictures to social media using #DOPE.

Anyone interested tin sponsoring the DOPE Campaign may call (334) 419-1994.

Sponsorships will cover the cost of DOPE yard signs, COVID-19 Care packages and advertisements.

“Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and work towards a healthy and safe Selma and Dallas County,” said Williams.