All together now: How can the Buckeyes beat COVID-19?

Close-up image of Ohio State student wearing mask

From mask-wearing selfies to physically distanced teamwork during Move-In week, a new campaign is underway to remind Buckeyes how to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The focus: people’s personal motivations for adopting healthy behaviors.

The campaign is using video, photos, and social media to help inspire the Ohio State community to adopt safety practices that focus on physical health, while also promoting mental health and well-being. Images and photos of students, faculty, and staff showing off their masks or physical distancing are circulating under the #TogetherAsBuckeyes hashtag.

“It is not simply a slogan to say we are in this Together As Buckeyes. It is a reality. And a critically important one,” Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers said in an Aug. 21 message to students. “I know we can do this. We have to do this. But we can only do it together.”

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