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Good morning, communicators:

 Ohio Department of Health relied on the power of visuals in a recent video titled, “Space Makes Us Safer”:

Social distancing works. We are all #InThisTogetherOhio. https://t.co/jU4ZAkm3Py pic.twitter.com/uKJtfi4cuP

— Ohio Dept of Health (@OHdeptofhealth) April 9, 2020

The public service announcement, which racked up 20.5 million views on Twitter alone, shows how much social distancing can lower the spread of COVID-19.

Real Art was the agency behind the video, and its video team lead, Andy Nick, shared a behind-the-scenes peek at creating it:

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