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Posted on: December 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - December 25, 2020

For Immediate Release


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Rowan County Case Information:

Our Weapon and Tools to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

“We finally have a weapon to add to our three tools – Wearing Masks, Washing your Hands, and Waiting six feet apart,” said public health director Nina Oliver.  While we are still weeks away from a public mass vaccination clinic, please know that everyone who would like to receive a vaccine will have an opportunity to do so. More information will be distributed through our daily press releases, on social media, and in collaboration with local media. 

In the meantime, COVID-19 remains a serious concern for our community.  Please continue to take the following steps to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

The 3W’s:

  • WEAR (a cloth face covering over your mouth and nose anytime you exit your home)
  • WASH (your hands often or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not accessible)
  • WAIT (at least 6 feet apart from anyone outside your immediate family)

Avoid the 3C’s:

  • Crowded places (where many people are nearby or in close proximity to each other)
  • Close-contact settings (where people have close-range conversations)
  • Confined and enclosed spaces (with poor ventilation)

As a reminder, the risk of contracting COVID- 19 is even higher in places where all three of these factors overlap. Please see the illustration below. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance | City of Burlington, Vermont

 In addition to practicing the 3W’s and 3C’s every day, you should continue to practice the following things as well:

  • Clean items with disinfectant that may be used by multiple people
  • When possible, open windows and doors for better ventilation
  • Keep your hands clean and always cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wear your face mask so that it covers BOTH your nose and your mouth
  • If you are not feeling well, stay home unless you need urgent medical care

Remember we will never get ahead of this pandemic if everyone does not do their part to stop the transmission of this virus. Be a responsible citizen by practicing the 3Ws and avoiding the 3Cs!


Amy Smith

Download Media Release COVID-19 - December 25, 2020 (PDF)

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