Information, Precautions, and Reliable Source Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A North Carolina individual has tested presumptively positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home. This is an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina. To read more: www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-identifies-first-case-covid-19
There are some common-sense measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes COVID-19.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
It is also good practice to start being more aware of the number of times a day your hands touch an object or hard surface and then touch your face without being washed. Limiting the exposure of your nose, mouth and eyes to unwashed hands can help to protect from the spread of all germs and illnesses.
All North Carolinians can better prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act.
For more information on COVID-19 visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website: www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or the Center for Disease Control’s website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus