The Footloose actor launched a “Six Degrees” campaign on Wednesday (March 18) to encourage people to commit to self-isolating to lower the infection rate.
“Hi, folks. You know me, right? I’m technically only six degrees away from you,” he said.
“Right now, like people around the world, I’m staying home, because it saves lives and it is the only way we’re going to slow down the spread of this coronavirus. Because the contact that you make with someone, who makes contact with someone else, that may be what makes somebody’s mom or grandpa or wife sick,” he went on to explain.
“Every one of us has someone who is worth staying home for…I am staying home for Kyra Sedgwick,” he said, referring to his wife.
“While you’re staying home, you need to post a video or a sign like this one saying who you’re going to stay home for and you tag six friends so they do the same. And since we’re all connected by various degrees, trust me, I know, we can work together to stay home and keep each other safe and spread the word.”
Many celebrities have come forward with their positive coronavirus diagnosis to encourage people to self-isolate and not increase the spread of the disease.
Watch Kevin Bacon‘s 6 Degrees campaign…