Social distancing is one of the most important steps we can take to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Some states are requiring businesses to make announcements reminding patrons to keep a safe distance apart.


Viking’s model DVA-2WA is an easy and affordable way to add continuous loop announcements to an existing overhead paging system. Or utilize the built-in 2 Watt amplifier of the DVA-2WA to drive 8 Ohm speakers directly.
The versatile DVA-2WA features 7.5 minutes of memory so the user can record their own custom announcements. The unit also offers 3 different playback options:

  1. On-demand
  2. Continuous loop
  3. Time intervals

Single or multiple informational messages may be repeated continuously or you may use the message repeat delay time option for adding timed intervals between messages. (Samples announcements shown below.)


  1. “Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”
  2. “Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”
  3. “You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 by following simple daily precautions.”
  4. “Social distancing means putting space between yourself and others.”
  5. “Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.”
  6. “You can protect others from getting sick with COVID-19.
    • Stay home unless you need food, medicine, or medical care.
    • Avoid large crowds and small gatherings.
    • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
    • Wear a cloth face covering so you don’t spread germs when you talk, sneeze, or cough.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be used on children under 2.
    • Remember to follow directions from your local health officials. For more tips, visit c-d-c dot g-o-v.”


compatible products
Viking Electronics carries a range of products that are ideally suited to this application. Amongst them are a selection of cost-effective paging speakers such as the 25AE, 30AE, 35AE and the 40AE.
We also carry weather-resistant paging horns that can be used in an outside location such as the High Power Weather Resistant Page Horn, model 300AE.
You can also couple additional Viking modules to your COVID-19 Social Distancing Announcement system, such as the Clock Controlled Tone Generator, model CTG-1A that will provide an audible signal and tone to gain attention to the proceeding announcment.