Wear a Mask

Masks help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19.

The science is clear. There is no doubt that wearing a mask, hand washing, and social distancing reduce the spread of COVID-19 and saves lives.

Get a Vaccine

All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are highly effective at preventing infection and serious illness.

By getting vaccinated, you can help restore our economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths in America, and eliminate and eradicate COVID-19.

Social Distance

In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

We understand that you may be tired, but public health measures are not the enemy — they are the roadmap for a faster and more sustainable recovery.

Play it Safe, Gaston!

There are plenty of reasons to play it safe this season. Who are you playing it safe for? Family, friends, and local businesses need our help. 

When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested. 

You can wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart, and wash your hands often throughout the season to play it safe for businesses, family and friends. These simple, yet powerful actions can drastically slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.

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COVID Stops with Me

Who is impacted most in Gaston County?

Young adults (20-39) make up 31% of our cases

Latinx make up 10% of our cases

African Americans make up 17% of  deaths

84% of cases are under the age of 65 (or 0-64)

34% of deaths connected to outbreaks at long-term care facilities

*Gaston County Health and Human Services

Need Help? Covid Resources Are Here

Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community. Learn more below.

Sign up for Gaston County Emergency Alerts

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Small Business Bridge Loan (Up to $5,000)

Gaston County Virus Relief Fund

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Gaston Government COVID Information

CaroMont Health

Centers for Disease Control

Count On Me NC

NC COVID Info

Kintegra COVID Testing

Find A Testing Location

SHOW US HOW YOU STOP COVID

Haven’t gotten the vaccine? What’s holding you back? Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Everyone 12 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit http://myspot.nc.gov to find your local vaccine provider. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
We understand some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines have been developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Curious about the COVID-19 Delta variant? #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme Learn more here: https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/
Did you know children (17 years or younger) make up 17% of all cases in Gaston County? Learn more about COVID-19 and the free and safe vaccine at http://gastonsaves.com.
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Getting vaccinated is still the #1 thing you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you and your family members healthy. It is critical that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people complete the vaccination process to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and its severe outcomes. Nearly all the cases of severe disease, hospitalization, and death continue to occur among those not yet vaccinated at all. Learn more here: https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Have you seen our COVID-19 caseload dashboard? Stay in-the-know with daily updates.

You can get the latest information on Gaston County COVID-19 cases here: https://gastonsaves.com/covid19dashboard/ #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Haven’t gotten the vaccine? What’s holding you back? Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
As we move into the fall with the COVID-19 Delta variant still circulating, now is a good time to brush up on the basics. Follow the 3 Ws to stay safe and healthy. #masktogetherGC #gastonsaves #COVIDstopswithme Learn more here: https://gastonsaves.com/
Everyone 12 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit http://myspot.nc.gov to find your local vaccine provider. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective? #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
Normally, we're fans of fun or snarky captions for our social, but like many agencies, we've done some serious work around COVID-19. September is the one-year anniversary of our work on #GastonSAVES and to commemorate this benchmark, our fearless leader and CEO mavenjeni appeared on a recent episode of the Savvy Citizen Podcast, hosted by Gaston County Government. 

You can check out the full 27-minute episode on our blog. Link in the bio.
We understand some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines have been developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Curious about the COVID-19 Delta variant? #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme Learn more from the link in our bio.
Getting vaccinated is still the #1 thing you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you and your family members healthy. It is critical that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people complete the vaccination process to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and its severe outcomes. Nearly all the cases of severe disease, hospitalization, and death continue to occur among those not yet vaccinated at all. Learn more using the link in our bio.
#GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
The Delta variant has increased the number of COVID-19 cases in Gaston County.

Get the latest information on Gaston County COVID-19 cases using the link in our bio.

#GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
We are a week into the new school year and it's crucial to teach kids about the importance of masking at school. Especially for the unvaccinated, masking is an important tool to get out of the COVID-19 pandemic. #MaskTogether #COVIDStopswithme #GastonSaves
Getting vaccinated is our best way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you’ve been vaccinated, there are still times when you need to mask up. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Hear why leaders in our community are choosing to take their shot. Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Everyone 12 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit http://myspot.nc.gov to find your local vaccine provider. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Everyone 12+ in North Carolina is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Students rising to 7th grade through 12th grade can attend a Gaston County School Vaccine Clinic to get all of their school-mandated vaccines. The clinic will be August 14th from 9 AM to 12 PM located at the Gaston County Public Health Department. Walk-ins are welcome. Or you can call for an appointment at 704-853-5003.  #GastonSAVES #COVIDStopswithme #StrongSchoolsNC
Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective? #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme
Did you know that you can't contract COVID-19 from the vaccine and that there are no serious or long-term side effects from getting vaccinated? Knowledge is power.
 
Take a moment to review these 10 facts about COVID-19 vaccines: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/media/1469/open
 
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We understand some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines have been developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Check out https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/ for more vaccine information. #GastonSaves #COVIDStopswithme

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