Know Your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Originally published on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Website. Visit the NCDHHS webpage to view the full article and for more information and flyers about safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 Ws

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating. All North Carolinians are encouraged to share this message in their businesses and through their organizations to protect our families and neighbors.

As a friendly reminder, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, avoid visiting public places:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Lost of taste or smell

Staying apart brings us together. Protect your family and neighbors.

For additional information on the affect this pandemic is having on North Carolina, visit

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