Door hangers help local health department, police tackle Zika

by Outside Source | Last Updated November 3, 2023

Door hangers have many uses beyond “do not disturb.” A local health department, in conjunction with help from their police force, found them beneficial to spread the word about the Zika virus.

The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, became an issue of concern in Martinsville, Virginia in 2016. Therefore, to inform citizens on how best to protect themselves, the health department distributed informational door hangers along the streets.

Read on to see an excerpt from the Martinsville Bulletin with greater detail. Also, check out our blank door hangers to tackle issues of your own.

Excerpt from
By Paul Collins

The door hangers educate the public about how to control mosquito breeding sites and how to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes by tipping and tossing water from containers found on their property, wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent, Hershey said.

Martinsville Police Chief Sean Dunn said in an email that on Saturday, Aug. 6, Sgt. Ben Peters and Officer J. Johnston worked with Near Southwest Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Donna Roberson to pass out 79 hangers on parts of Park and Perdue streets and Melody Lane.


As the Martinsville Health Department demonstrated, door hangers can be a useful tool for municipalities to quickly and efficiently spread information to their constituents. So if your constituents need to know, contact us for a quote or with any questions.

First publish date: August 15, 2016. Update: September 7, 2023.

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