On Thursday, the office of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper debuted a public service announcement with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson instructing state residents on how to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 1 minute and 16 second video shows Gordon and Johnson advising on proper hand washing and face touching habits, as well as for people to stay home.
“You can feel healthy but still carry this disease to more vulnerable people,” Johnson says in the video.
The video also provides a web site from the state government that provides facts on the situation: ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.
The message comes a day after Cabarrus County in North Carolina became the second county that is home to NASCAR teams to issue an order for residents to stay at home because of COVID-19. The order, which restricts non-essential travel and bans gatherings of more than 10 people, starts at 5 p.m. ET Thursday and goes through April 16.
The number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina was 636 as of Thursday morning, an increase of 132 cases in 24 hours. The state also recorded its first two deaths from the virus on Wednesday.
These guys know a thing or two about going fast. But to stop the spread of the new Coronavirus, life is going to slow down for a little bit. pic.twitter.com/m4KMEh9YN3
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) March 26, 2020