Celebrate the Holidays Safely

North Carolina is experiencing record high numbers of COVID-19 cases reported daily, hospitalizations, and the percent of tests that are positive, indicating very high levels of viral spread across the state. With the winter holidays approaching, NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is asking North Carolinians to help slow the spread of this virus and protect our loved ones.

Please help by sharing the following information on holidays and vaccines:

  • Share the “Celebrate the Holidays Safely” flyer (also available in Spanish):

    • Download and link to the flyer on your website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
    • Hang the flyer in waiting areas
    • Share through employee newsletters

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  • Social media graphics and sample posts to share:

    Celebrate the winter holidays safely.

    • ❄️  Avoid travel
    • ❄️  Avoid gatherings with those you don’t live with
      • ❄️  If you choose to travel or gather: get a test, keep it small and outdoors, and always wear a mask


    Gatherings with those outside your immediate family should be avoided this holiday season. But if you do plan to get-together, NCDHHS has more detailed winter holiday guidance to keep you and others safe from COVID-19.

    More information: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/individuals-families-and-communities/guidelines-get-togethers#winter-holidays

    NCDHHS has released COVID-19 guidelines everyone should follow this winter and during the holidays.

    We know this is a particularly hard time of year to stay home and separated from family and friends, but it is the best way we can do our part and show our care for them as we fight this pandemic.

    Take these steps: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/individuals-families-and-communities/guidelines-get-togethers#winter-holidays

  • COVID-19 vaccine information

    • Tested, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccines will be available soon to help us defeat this virus, get back in control of our lives, and back to the people and places we love.  Although the vaccines were developed quickly, they were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses. Development time was cut without cutting corners.
    • A safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. Independent state and federal public health advisory groups have determined that the best way to fight COVID is to start first with vaccinations for those most at risk, then reaching more people as the vaccine supply increases throughout 2021.