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Nampa United 21 campaign aims to send a message of practicing 'healthy habits' to slow the spread of COVID-19

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 09:46:37-05

NAMPA, Idaho — Some Nampa community members have started the Nampa United 21 campaign. The effort aims for people to join in for 21 days during January in practicing healthy habits to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Nampa resident Kenton Lee is behind the campaign. Lee posted a video on Facebook video about the initiative; he starts by explaining, how much he loves the city and is a Batman fan.

“One thing I love about Batman is the bat signal the city would put up when they needed his help. They would get up on the roof just like this one, and they shine the bat signal high in the sky. He knew someone needed help, and he would help," he says,

Lee isn’t trying to be the next Batman but aims to make a difference in his community.

“A couple of us Nampa people, we don’t work with the city, the hospital, the schools. But some of us saw the recent spikes in the last few months just taken a toll on the city leaders, business owners, schools, hospitals, so we thought is there anything we can do to help,” Lee said.

According to Southwest District Health, in Canyon County, there have been more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 reported. A little more than 11,000 cases are coming from Nampa.

To prevent those numbers from rising, Lee and few other community members hope people would join the campaign.

“To take these 21 days of January of this year of 2021 to encourage people to keep going with their healthy habits and to pray. We are not trying to be political or anything, just encourage people to keep going,” he said.

Lee said nearly 200 have signed up for the campaign.

“Our Nampa United 21 group, we are not recommending anything specific. I wear a mask; my family wears masks. I know some people don’t, so we aren’t really going down that road. We just want to encourage people whatever you’re doing staying healthy, keep going,” he said.

Whether you’re a Nampa resident or not, the campaign is open to anyone.

“Really, we just want people to be healthy and keep going and to pray. Hopefully, in February, March, we really see these numbers go down,” he concluded.