You can help protect yourself and those around you against COVID-19.
Use healthy habits. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ears. Avoid touching others.
Fight stigma and panic. You are probably seeing a lot of news and social media around COVID-19. It’s ok to feel stressed by it, but it’s important to stay calm and keep using healthy habits.
Stay informed. Use credible sources like the CDC and NC DHHS to learn more about the facts and to find updated news.
Visiting state-operated and residential facilities. The Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities has restricted visits in state-operated facilities from non-staff and NC DHHS recommends restricting visits to residential facilities for high risk persons.
Avoid large groups of people. When possible, avoid being in large groups or attending large, public events.
Contact your doctor if you feel ill. If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing a fever, shortness of breath, and a cough, it’s important to contact your doctor. Let them know how you are feeling and discuss your options. You can also call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 1-866-462-3821.
Call your doctor immediately if you have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or who has recently traveled from an area known to have community spread of COVID-19.
If you need assistance or are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, call our 24/7 crisis call center at 1-800-913-6109.
Below are links to county governments and school systems in our area. Use these websites to access necessary resources and to stay up to date on their COVID-19 response activities.