Mayor John Tory is using TikTok to health spread public health measures to younger residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday, Toronto’s mayor said he was using the popular platform “as a way to reach more young people & get our key COVID-19 public health message out.”
“It’s so important for everyone – of all ages – to understand what they can do to help us stop this virus & get back on track,” he added.
Trying out #TikTok as a way to reach more young people & get our key #COVID19 public health messages out. It’s so important for everyone – of all ages – to understand what they can do to help us stop this virus & get back on track. https://t.co/XwxtRkWLF4
— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 16, 2020
The the video Tory can be seen pointing rhythmically to different messages that say “wash your hands,” “wear a masks whenever and wherever you can,” “avoid close contact and crowded places,” “stay home if you’re sick,” and “hang out with people in your own household.”
The video is set to the song, ‘Ride It’ by DJ Regard.
The mayor currently has 1,895 followers on TikTok and the video has over 85,000 views.
In Ontario, cases have been rising in younger demographics. Now, people in the 20 to 39-year-old bracket lead with the most cumulative cases with 22,561.
The next age group is 40 to 59 with 17,884 total cases.
To date, Toronto has a total of 23,572 cases, with 19,835 recovered and 1,330 reported deaths.