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Gaston County Travel and Tourism is "Count On Me NC" Compliant

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions

and shops reopen, we all have a role to play to keep one another safe and healthy.

Count On Me NC is a public health initiative that empowers visitors, guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Take the Count On Me NC pledge and show you’re doing your part.

The Gaston County Department of Travel and Tourism has joined local businesses and individuals who, like you, have promised to do their part to help make North Carolina healthier and safer for us all.


While North Carolina already has strict health and safety guidelines in place, as a Count On Me NC business, here are new procedures we’ve implemented in light of COVID-19:

  • Ensure staff wear cloth face coverings if they cannot keep six feet apart.

  • Ensure safe sanitation practices are followed.

  • Administer health checks to all staff prior to shift start.

  • Make sure indoor and outdoor seating meets all physical distancing guidelines.

  • Provide hand sanitizer or handwashing stations at all entrances.

  • Clean and sanitize common areas, bathrooms and high-touch surfaces regularly using the CDC recommendations.

  • Clean and sanitize all tables and hard surfaces after every use.

  • Clean settings, utensils, menus and condiments after every use or provide single-use options.


You can do your part by pledging to follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Wear a cloth face covering like a mask or scarf.

  • Wait your turn by maintaining six feet of physical distance from others.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

  • Use contactless delivery or takeout options if you have been recently exposed to, or have symptoms of, COVID-19.

  • Be patient and kind to our staff and other guests

  • as we all try to adjust to a new normal.

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Plan Your Trip

Now that you know how to stay safe while traveling around North Carolina, learn more about planning your next trip.