HONOLULU – “Physical Distancing,” and “Social Distancing” have become among the most common of phrases uttered during the current COVID-19 pandemic, as people around the globe are encouraged to maintain at least six-feet separation from one another.
In a multi-cultural location like Hawai‘i, where English is not the first language for many people, it’s important to try to communicate the physical distancing message. The Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center, in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Dept. of Health’s Office of Language Access, and Anthology Marketing Group have created a bank of various sized, printable posters and infographics for businesses, media, and individuals to download for free. All of the posters are translated into ten different languages. The infographics, which can be used for social media, are in English, Hawaiian and Japanese.
State agencies are being encouraged to post the graphics on departmental websites and social media platforms and for media organizations to use in print, on-air, and on their various digital platforms. Graphics sized for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are available. Poster languages/dialects are:
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
Full color posters (8.5×11 vertical, 11×8.5 horizontal, 11×17 vertical, 17×11 horizontal):