NC Vaccine Rollout, Taking Care of Yourself

NC Vaccine Rollout, Taking Care of Yourself

Our President and Owner, Scott Carr, shared the following information with our employees in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in North Carolina. Even though this has given us tremendous hope, he also reminds us that we can’t let our guard down.  Employees must make sure they are taking care of themselves if they feel sick, and HR has options for assistance.

As many of you have heard, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan has been set in motion in North Carolina.  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has announced that it is partnering with health systems, local health departments, and community health centers across our state to host large community vaccine events.  These are being held in conjunction with counties and will be free of charge, regardless of access to health insurance or legal status. 

The NCDHSS has also launched theYou Have a Spot. Take Your Shot campaign for individuals to learn more about vaccine groups as well as location options.  I would encourage you to visit to learn more and find out when you may be eligible to get your vaccine.

Now, even though the vaccine has given us tremendous hope, we can’t let our guard down. COVID-19 case counts are still high and it continues to affect the workload at many of our facilities.  It is amazing to me to see the commitment of so many to step up to make sure the work gets done. But this can’t be done at the expense of your own health. 

I want to make it very clear that you have got to make sure to take care of yourself if you are feeling sick.  I understand this means you will not be able to come in and help get the work done; but I would rather ensure you are in good health than risk further hurting yourself or exposing others to any illnesses.

As a reminder, below are some of the symptoms to be aware of when it comes to COVID-19.  If you feel you have any of these, let your Supervisor or Manager know so they can put you in touch with HR.  Also, know that HR has several options available to help you get by while you are out.  We’ll be happy and excited to have you back when you are able to return to work.

COVID-19 Symptoms

– Cough
– Congestion or runny nose
– Fever or chills
– Shortness of breath
– Loss of taste or smell  
– Tiredness
– Headache
– Muscle or body aches
– Sore throat
– Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea