COVID-19 cases are surging in Perquimans County. With the winter holidays coming up, encourage your employees to stay safe by avoiding travel and gatherings with people they don’t live with. If they must travel or gather, encourage getting tested ahead of time, wearing a mask all the time, and keeping any gatherings small and outdoors. In a statement this week, Gary Salamido, president and CEO of the NC Chamber, encouraged NC employers to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19: “North Carolina employers know how to keep people safe and their success relies on it. If all North Carolinians work together, we can protect lives and livelihoods."
Detailed guidance for businesses is available at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#businesses. The Perquimans County Health Department is available to provide technical assistance and help people access testing and PPE if needed.