Health Citizen Pledge

Add your name to the Health Citizen Pledge and commit to do your part to control the pandemic.

I pray for the day every American would enthusiastically sign this pledge. Aligned we can overcome, but in the meantime it is imperative we fund and protect those who are helping and protecting us. NOW!

Rebecca R, Texas
Business Owner

We all deserve the best access to medical care and also need to hold ourselves and each other accountable for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.

Shontae U, from New York
Healthcare Worker

The best way to keep everyone safe is to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and keep your contacts with people outside your circle to a minimum. If we work together, we can slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Mary Beth A., North Carolina
Government Employee

I want to keep my family, clients and others safe from this virus. I do not want the front line workers to be forgotten. I want to do my part to stop the spread of COVID-19 as a caring, responsible person should.

Brenda R, Massachusetts
Healthcare Worker

The pandemic requires a coordinated government response and pressures on the public to comply with preventive measures. Healthcare workers are risking their lives and need every help we can give in order to do the jobs they committed to, for us.

Deborah P, Connecticut
Healthcare Worker

I care about my community and colleagues as much as my family. It's my RESPONSIBILITY as a citizen of this beautiful world and country to Care for others as I would myself. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers and defenders. I fight for your life at work. Please fight for mine.

Karen H, Arizona
Healthcare Worker

As a Healthcare worker, I've seen the devastation Covid19 can bring. We need to band together in ALL preventative measures to keep ourselves & each other safe!!

Liz M, Pennsylvania
Healthcare Worker

I support, and am enduringly grateful for, healthcare workers.

Bonnie H, California
Government Employee

In the absence of strong leadership we must commit to strong citizenship to help our country move past coronavirus.

Nicole C, California
Healthcare Worker

I support common sense planning, prevention, and policy to get COVID-19 under control. #ScienceMatters

Amit C, Virginia
Healthcare Worker

We are only going to beat this virus if everyone takes it seriously.

Anne W, Colorado
Healthcare Worker

I am a healthcare worker and people need to do the steps to keep this virus under control. Government also needs to do their part in supporting front line workers, and supporting the the thousands of Americans who are out of work due to the pandemic.

Susan H, California
Healthcare Worker

I care about my community - the people and our businesses. I see too many not taking this seriously and it will c0ntinue to hurt us all until it is under control.

Melissa C, Iowa
Government Employee

It's way past time that we get this thing under control. If some won't do their part, it makes it ever more important that the rest of us do ours.

Valerie C, Pennsylvania
Government Employee

I feel like I'm swimming against the current in my community and I am horrified at the way people have normalized this disease and it's outcomes.

Lynette C, Maryland
Business Owner

It is important that every person and every government official work together and do everything possible to get COVID-19 under control. The government has got to step up and do everything they are supposed to do.

Sheryl S, Tennessee
Restaurant Worker

My mother in law died alone in a Covid hospital. Both my husband and I work-and have been at work at a grocery store-and routinely practice safety protocols. Dear friends are healthcare workers-and I care about the mental, physical and spiritual health of all of us.

Lisa N, Illinois
Essential Worker

People Pledged

We can get the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

But we need to work together to do it. All of us. As individuals, as families, as neighbors, as members of a community, as business people, as government employees and elected officials.

Being a good health citizen comes down to considering the impact of your choices on your friends, family, neighbors, and strangers–not just on yourself. By taking this Pledge, you are committing to consider those impacts in what you do–and don’t do.

There’s a list below of specific examples of what being a good health citizen looks like in this pandemic–along with resources to help you make informed choices.

As a member of the public, I agree that the following are priorities:

To responsibly reopen and restart our social lives, our schools, and our economy.

To save lives, reduce suffering, and decrease long-term disability by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

To protect the physical and mental well-being of our healthcare workers and other essential workers so they can continue to take care of us and our loved ones.

To support these priorities, I pledge to consider the following:


  1. I will establish a social bubble with others who have a similar risk tolerance and are committed to maintaining that bubble.
  2. When I am outside of that social bubble, I will wear a mask and practice physical distancing for as long as COVID-19 is still a threat to my community. I will take extra care when near people who are high risk, including the elderly, disabled, and immune-compromised.
  3. I will learn about COVID-19 from knowledgeable, fact-based sources and understand that information about COVID-19 will change as we learn more about it.
  4. I will get a flu vaccine if I am able to do so and keep up with my appointments for other health needs in order to protect my health and preserve healthcare resources for the care of people with COVID-19.
  5. I will get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it is made available to me, not only to protect myself but as a responsible health citizen doing my part to reach community-based herd immunity.
  6. I will continue to physically distance and wear a mask even after getting vaccinated, recognizing that I may still pass the virus to others because the vaccine only protects against serious cases of COVID-19, not mild to asymptomatic cases. (Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines)


  1. I will learn how to safely get a COVID-19 test before I need to be tested and commit to getting tested if I think I may have been exposed.
  2. I will create a household COVID plan for how to isolate and care for myself or people I live with if one of us becomes sick or tests positive.
  3. I will make an emergency contact list, including phone numbers for hospitals and clinics I might need to visit. I will call to get the current guidelines on when and how to safely visit before going to a hospital or clinic.
  4. I will learn how contact tracing works near me so I can be prepared to participate if I test positive or find out I had contact with someone who did.


  1. I will vote for (if I am legally able) and support candidates and elected officials who understand the government health responsibilities listed below.
  2. I will hold government officials accountable for following through on these responsibilities.
Government Health Responsibilities

To sponsor and support policies that are based on the advice of non-partisan public health experts.

To work with all levels of government and the private sector to create and support testing, contact tracing, and isolation programs that are adequate to contain the pandemic.

To protect the safety of our healthcare and essential workers and ensure they have enough high quality PPE to do their jobs as safely as possible.

To financially support businesses and households to encourage healthy choices and improve the post-pandemic economic recovery.


I pledge to do my part as a good health citizen to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, and I call on my elected representatives and government officials to uphold their responsibility to protect the health of the people.

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