Opening Up Together (OUT) is a campaign designed to support our community’s recovery by getting everyone back OUT into our community. Supporters of the campaign can use the provided resources to learn how they can help our community reopen and remain open. With the Adams County Together (ACT) Road to Recovery Framework and support resources from OUT, people can unite around the same goal – the prosperity of our community.

WE want to be open

YOU are the difference between opened & closed

PREVENTION keeps us open

We’ve created a resource library below with information on no-sew masks or face coverings, hand-washing, cleaning and disinfecting and more. You and your family can show your support for opening up our community by hanging an Opening Up Together (OUT) sign in your window.

How Do We Do It?

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    Phase 1

    Rapid Spread

  • Phase Two Green Puzzle Piece

    Phase 2


  • Phase Three Pink Puzzle Piece

    Phase 3


  • Phase Four yellow Puzzle Piece

    Phase 4


  • Phase FiveNavy Puzzle Piece

    Phase 5


In order to reopen our community we need to satisfy the “Guidelines for Opening up America”. Adams County Together (ACT) has created the Road To Recovery Framework and with your support we can start to reopen.

Our community must plan for three areas to ensure we remain open:


Develop procedures, protocols, and plans to ensure both employees and customers are safe.


Identify ways to create social distance.


Share support of being open and staying open.

Every person must adjust their lifestyle:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  • Use face coverings while in public.

People who feel sick should stay home

  • Do not leave home and contact and follow the advice of your medical provider.
Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Practice physical distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people
Do not gather in groups Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

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Entry Screening Process

As our communities start to re-open, are you curious about what entry screening looks like? Have you been thinking about how you can implement it at your small business?

It’s quick and easy. Check out what we’re doing at QMG and how you can modify it for your business.

Running Essential Errands

Picking up takeout food while slowing the spread of COVID-19?

  • Order & pay online or over the phone when possible.
  • Accept take-out without in-person contact or stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after bringing home your food.

Protect yourself from COVID-19 while getting gas:

  • If available, use disinfecting wipes on handles and buttons of gas pump before you touch them.
  • After you get gas and pay, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water when you get to your destination.

Read more tips on essential errands from the CDC. 

Cleaning and Sanitation

How Long COVID-19 Lives on Surfaces:

When to Clean:


  • Clean using soap and water then disinfect all hard surfaces
  • Launder or clean all soft materials
  • Wash hands
  • Clean and sanitize high touch surfaces (doorknobs, toilets, etc.) regularly


  • Use disinfectant spray to wipe down all surfaces touched  by employees
  • Wash or sanitize hands


  • Use disinfectant spray to wipe down surfaces touched by customers or others
  • Disinfect hands with hand sanitizer after touching objects handled by customer or others

How to Clean:

Most surfaces

Clean using soap and water then disinfect with sprays or wipes.  If manufactured disinfectant is unavailable, use a bleach solution containing 5 tablespoons bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.  *Allow bleach solution to sit on surface for at least 1 minute.

Soft surfaces

  • Clean using soap and water or cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
  • Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.


  • Disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant.

Electronics (including touch screens)

Use manufacturer’s guidance.  If guidance is unavailable, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol.

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Wear Masks When Social Distancing is Difficult

The CDC recommends cloth face coverings when social distancing is difficult to maintain (in places like grocery stores).


  • Make sure you can breathe through it
  • Wear it whenever going out in public
  • Make sure it covers your nose and mouth
  • Wash after using


  • Use if under two years old
  • Use surgical masks or other PPE intended for healthcare workers

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DIY Mask Tutorials

DIY Face Coverings Should:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • be worn in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.