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Posted on: March 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - March 25, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 Information

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Vaccine Information

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Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information:

Vaccinations and the 3W’s are More Important than Ever as North Carolina Relaxes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases with 31.7% of North Carolinians over 18 having received at least one dose of vaccine, Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that the state will continue to ease more COVID-19 restrictions, starting March 26th at 5 pm. More importantly though as the current COVID-19 Restrictions are lifted, everyone must remember that the state’s general mask mandate still remains in effect.

In addition to wearing one’s mask out in public and still practicing the other 2W’s, it is with the utmost importance, now more than ever,  that everyone make it their personal goal to get their COVID-19 vaccination when you become eligible to do so. By doing this, you are helping to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease even more, especially as it deals with the severity of the illness and the possibility of death. Just two weeks after receiving your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single required dose of Johnson and Johnson, you are considered fully vaccinated. By receiving your complete vaccine, you can do the following things more comfortably knowing that you have done your part to help slow down the spread of this pandemic:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms and/or you live in a group setting.

Please know that even though we are seeing a decrease in the amount of positive cases within our state, new and  highly contagious variants have been identified within North Carolina and throughout our nation. The risk for contracting the virus is still high for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

As a result of these new variants and not everyone being fully vaccinated at this time, please continue to wear your mask, wait 6 feet apart and avoid crowds, wash your hands often, and make sure you get vaccinated. We have come too far as a county and a state to go backwards, which could easily happen if we get too comfortable too  soon and let our guard down.  

Act Now! Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet apart. Avoid crowds.


Amy Smith

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