Despite information on the benefits to social distancing being constantly circulated on the news, television and even social media, many people haven’t been taking the situation seriously and have chosen to selfishly risk not only their health but the health of those around them.

To help curb the numbers of residents not listening to their recommendations, New York and New Jersey have sought the help of celebrities. By having celebrities reinforce CDC guidelines such as social distancing, as well as request donations to the new New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, the hope is the message will ring clearer for the young people in the community.

Danny DeVito, a 75-year-old New Jersey native, along with celebrities Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg and others have spoken publicly about donating to the NJPRF(New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.)

In Springsteen’s video featured on the NJPRF’s social media, the New Jersey musician stated that now is an uncertain time for many and that “what is for certain is the pain, the fear, and the real needs of many of our neighbors, our friends and certainly all of those who are on the front lines of this pandemic.