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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

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Here it is! "Teachers Facing the Challenge #4"! I kind of want a different name for this set of grids though. Should I use the 3 main qualities the masks symbolize for me? Like 

1️⃣ would be "Creativity," 
2️⃣ "Compassion," and 
3️⃣ "Commitment"?

I feel like I should have arranged masks according to each quality for that, though, right?
Maybe something like "Classroom Essentials" 1-3 to play on essential workers and how teachers are the common factor between online and in-person learning?
Hit me with other title ideas!
🖍️PS pre-orders for this and the other 2 grids in the second series will be available April 19, so mark your calendar!
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My first dose of COVID vaccine is done. It was painless, as was the process of getting it. I did have to fight my way through the pollen blizzard. #SpringInNC #pfizer #gastonsaves
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Thank you to all of our public health heroes that come out each week to help make our vaccine clinics such a smooth and enjoyable process. Every week we hold clinics at Eastridge Mall. These clinics are by appointment only. 

If you want to schedule an appointment, you can pre-register. Link in bio.

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You can be someone's hero. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine information: https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/

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🪞Why do I do self portraits so much in this series? For one, I have some pretty awesome masks (witness: this freebie from gastoncountygov #gastonsaves ). For two, it gives me a way to tie the different "walls" together as my networks, the teachers *I* know, not necessarily a cross-section of all awesomeness on the continent.
🩹And for three, I can't hurt my own feelings. I am always, ALWAYS worried that I am somehow accentuating a feature that causes insecurity or missing something that makes my friends feel like I don't really SEE them. Plus they never look quite EXACTLY like my amigos, stylization or no, and it takes my critical 9yo to find problems like symmetry sometimes, and she MIGHT feel too generous some days...She did catch that I made myself too bald looking at first on this one, but she might be extra sensitive to that because she knows she has Mom's forehead...
Also, I can make myself look so much hotter than I am 🤣
PS I'll be working on some more live at artsonthegreenway this Saturday, 11-4! Drop in and say hi!
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North Carolina has opened vaccinations for all of Group 3. That includes frontline essential workers. Those are people who work in one of the eight essential sectors:
•  Critical manufacturing 
•  Education
•  Essential Goods
•  Food and Agriculture
•  Government and Community Services
•  Health Care and Public Health
•  Public Safety
•  Transportation

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