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Stay at Home - Poster of the Week

Updated: May 15, 2020

Stay at Home Chips Mackinolty Digital Graphic, 2020 Sydney, Australia
Stay at Home by Chips Mackinolty. Digital Graphic, 2020 Alice Springs, Australia

The Covid-19 Virus continues to spread widely and undetected through travelers. More traveling puts more people at risk. When the US closed off entry to people from China, an even more virulent form of the virus was coming in with travelers from Europe.

Stay at Home means Stay at Home.

Some people travel to shelter in more remote places, away from urban crowds, thinking they’ll be safer. But they may be bringing the virus to communities lacking the medical personnel and resources to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19.

Stay at Home means Stay at Home.

In rural communities from California to New York, the message is the same:

Stay at Home means Stay at Home.

Indigenous peoples worldwide are at very high risk, from the Diné/Navaho in the US Southwest to Aboriginal communities in Australia. Many are deprived of medical resources, face chronic health conditions, and live in overcrowded conditions. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota—who has NOT declared a stay at home policy—is threatening to take action against the Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux, who are trying to protect their communities by installing checkpoints to monitor people entering the reservation.

Stay at Home means Stay at Home.

CSPG’s Poster of the Week features Uluru, or Ayers Rock, a massive sandstone monolith near the Center of Australia, believed to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It is Australia’s most famous natural landmark and is sacred to indigenous Australians. What better image to remind us that tourism is not always benign and can have dangerous consequences?

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