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Keeping Liberty County Proud, Beautiful and COVID -19 Free
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Karen Bell is director of Keep Liberty Beautiful.

What exactly is The Coronavirus Disease? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that has now spread throughout the world. Here are some standard hygiene practices that we are told to abide by to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Wash frequently hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are ill.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

• Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

• Practice social distancing or putting 6 feet between yourself and others.

• Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth when you’re in public settings.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

At Keep Liberty Beautiful, we understand the dangers that are opposing us every step of the way. Yet, we refuse to let our community down during the pandemic. July 25, 2020, we held our first cleanup post-COVID-19 shutdown. Over 150 community leaders, volunteers, and Adopt Liberty members went to the streets and practiced safe social distancing while gathering litter. Thanks to Theresa Rapolla, the program assistant of Keep Liberty Beautiful, we were able to implement a new no-touch registration and sign-in system. If you ever completed a cleanup with our team, you know we usually use pencils and clipboards to keep a tally of all the items we pick up off our roadways. Well, now we are in the 21st century, and we went digital. You can now use our scan codes located on the event flyer and sign up for an event, our newsletter, or even check-in to your registered event. What does this mean? Well, Mrs. Avier Pyles, Keep Liberty Beautiful, Volunteer Coordinator will walk you through our new no-touch system.

Let’s use our next upcoming August event as an example. August 22, 2020, Keep Liberty Beautiful will be partnering with UGA extension of Liberty County, Gabi Wall, and Blake Carter to host The Great Pollinator Census 2020 Workshop from 10 am until 1 pm at the Liberty County Community Complex. Due to COVID-19/ CDC, the event will be hosted in staggered groups to prevent a large gathering.  

- Step one log on and scan the QR code for the Great Pollinator Census2020 workshop. 

- Then you will download the One Tap check-in app through your provider’s app store. The app will allow you to check yourself in once you arrive at any Keep Liberty Beautiful event. If you haven’t noticed, you haven’t touched any other items, just your cellphone. And if you followed the steps mentioned correctly, we will see you at The Great Pollinator Census on August 20, 2020.

You’re all signed up now, so no take-backs. But seriously, we are working hard at Keep Liberty Beautiful to keep our community safe, green, and beautiful. These same steps were implied at the first Trash and Dash Plogging event in Liberty County. Runners and walkers were given a choice between running a 3 mile, 5k, and 4-mile trail to collect as much litter as possible. And we want to thank our 102 volunteers and site leaders who joined us at Midway City Hall, Briar Bay Community Park, and James A. Brown Park. If you heard the saying it takes a village to raise a child, the same goes for planning a successful event. Thank you to Liberty County Recreation Department, First African Church of Riceboro, and our special thanks to our community volunteers! Without our community, we would not be able to host our events. Without our fantastic staff and technology, we wouldn’t be able to bring you these types of events safely. SO move over COVID-19 Keep Liberty Beautiful is committed to keeping Liberty County Proud, and Beautiful, and COVID-19 FREE.   

You can contact KLB through our website:, phone (912) 880- 4888, or email

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