SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community and share important information on testing and vaccines, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is encouraging residents to participate in the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 Ambassador program.
“Throughout the pandemic we have proved that we can thrive when our community comes together, no matter what challenges we face,” said Mussman. “Volunteering as a COVID-19 Ambassador is a great opportunity for residents who want to help give back to our community by sharing important information to help end bring this public health crisis to an end.”
Mussman is highlighting important opportunities for residents to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by participating in IDPH’s COVID-19 Ambassadors program. Ambassadors are responsible for proactively promoting COVID-19 prevention measures and resources in the community, commending individuals who are following public health guidelines, providing input on messaging and outreach, organizing virtual activities like Facebook Live events and sharing success stories with IDPH. IDPH estimates that the time commitment to volunteer as a COVID-19 Ambassador is 1-2 hours per month. To participate or learn more, visit IDPH’s website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/ambassador-program.
“Residents who serve as COVID-19 Ambassadors have the opportunity to share new information as it becomes readily available, as well as the chance to spread positivity during this difficult time by commending those who are practicing public health measures and sharing success stories,” continued Mussman. “I strongly encourage residents who would like to give back to the community and help stop the spread of coronavirus to take advantage of the COVID-19 Ambassador volunteer opportunity.”
Mussman represents the 56th District, which contains portions of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Roselle, Rolling Meadows and Palatine.