A ‘Can Do’ attitude helped to engage our nation during World War II when there was a shortage of workers to support the war effort. That same attitude is what is needed now to help support the frontline heroes battling coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
The Marion County Emergency Management Director, Randy Frank, has created an initiative designed to do just. In order to help him get his message out, he has called back into service an original “Rosie the Riveter” Virginia Ball of El Dorado, Kansas. His goal with this campaign is to encourage all Kansans to practice safe social distancing and wear a protective mask while in public.
“There is a plan in place, as established by Governor Kelly, to help us carefully move back to our previous routines,” said Frank.
Frank reached out to Ball, better known by her moniker “Rosie the Riveter,” to help lead the campaign for a safe and healthy transition.
As Kansas nears the end of Phase 1, and transitions into Phase 2 of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state, more restrictions will be lifted but Kansans need to be diligent in order to reach the goal of flattening the curve and preventing any further outbreaks.
“Our biggest challenge is patience,” Ball said. “But Kansans have shown that they are willing to do what is necessary when times are tough. Together, ‘We Can Do It!’”
“I think the ‘Can Do’ attitude is in all of us. That attitude will help us as we move into our new normal,” said Ball.