‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

Students can apply to be champions online by Aug. 14

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor

WSU students may soon see more information about practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as part of a new system-wide “Cancel COVID” campaign. 

Students who are interested in health communication, health promotion or spreading awareness about COVID-19 can apply to be Cancel COVID Champions online, said Joanne Greene, UREC programming director. The deadline to apply is Aug. 14. 

Champions will participate in outreach programs that educate people about ways to prevent the virus, including hand washing, social distancing and wearing a face covering, Greene said. They will also conduct surveys and utilize social media to educate students about these practices.

Greene said one of the goals of the campaign is to show students what they do matters and the practices they implement can make a difference in stopping the spread of COVID-19.