Colorado is getting even more colorful as ‘chalk your walk’ messages are being created throughout neighborhoods in the state with the goal of lifting spirits amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As the deadly virus continues to spread, communities are coming together to make a positive impact. Driveways and sidewalks are being covered in chalk, spreading messages of positivity, thanking hospital staff and first responders, and encouraging others to stay home.

Photo Credit: Breanna Sneeringer, OutThere Colorado

One homeowner’s driveway chalked up with smiley faces and flowers reads, “If you are 65+ leave us a note and we can help shop, etc.”

Photo Credit: Breanna Sneeringer, OutThere Colorado

The “chalk your walk” movement is popping up around the globe as the virus continues to spread. Here’s a look at some of the chalk art seen around social media.

Meanwhile, some neighborhoods are encouraging kids to go on scavenger hunts by placing teddy bears and pictures of rainbows in their windows. Social distancing rules should be followed.

Colorado has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 912 confirmed cases currently found in 35 of the state’s 64 counties. Of those cases, 84 individuals have been hospitalized and 11 deaths have occurred. Over the past three days alone, more than 300 hundred new cases have been identified.

Editor’s note: Chalk your sidewalk! Share inspirational messages with creative chalk drawings in these uncertain times. Send us a picture of your creation, or share it with us on social media by using the hashtag #OutThereColorado.

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