LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southern Nevada leaders are asking residents to help show our support for healthcare workers, first responders and everyone on the front lines of the fight against the new coronavirus by going blue beginning Tuesday, April 7.
Officials heading up the supportive initiative said residents can show their support by wearing something blue, and then posting it on social media using the hashtag #VegasGoesBlue.
Local landmarks going blue in support of southern Nevada healthcare workers, first responders and everyone else on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 also include the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Las Vegas City Hall and Arizona Street in downtown Boulder City.
Those supporting this effort include Clark County, the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite, Southern Nevada Health District, UMC, Nellis Air Force Base, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, The Valley Health System – Centennial Hills Hospital, Desert Springs Hospital, Henderson Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital, Summerlin Hospital, and Valley Hospital, Nevada Resort Association, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, MountainView Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital and Boulder City Hospital.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is also supporting the day. LVCVA has updated all of its social media header images with neon blue and posted a brief #VegasGoesBlue video to their channels.
LVCVA shared these images for #VegasGoesBlue:
This local effort is being done to coincide with the World Health Organization’s World Healthcare Day, which this year honors nurses and midwives. Below is a directive sent out by Clark County on how you can get creative and participate:
Participate on social media
- Create and post a picture or video that shows you “Going Blue” to show your support for healthcare workers, first responders and everyone on the front lines of our fight against the coronavirus. (For example, wear something blue and record yourself giving healthcare workers a supportive shout-out and thank you.)
- Find graphics you can download and use here www.LasVegasNevada.gov/VegasGoesBlue or here www.clarkcountynv.gov/covid19/Pages/GoBlueVegas.aspx.
- Add a blue transparency/frame to your Social Media profile pictures.
- Change the background of our website/webpages to blue.
- Use hashtags #VegasGoesBlue plus any others you wish to include such as “VegasHeroes and #StayHomeForNevada, in your supportive posts.
Participate using something you already have at home
- Wear something blue.
- Print something from this page www.LasVegasNevada.gov/VegasGoesBlue or www.clarkcountynv.gov/covid19/Pages/GoBlueVegas.aspx to put up on a door or window.
- Print a black and white version of one of the pictures from that page, color it and tape it to a door or window.
- Pin a blue ribbon on your clothes.
- Make a poster to put on your front door or in a window to say thank you and that you support our folks on the front lines of this fight.
How your business can participate
- Ask employees to wear something blue.
- Change website and/or social media profiles with a frame or new graphic.