Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

UNC Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State health officials to monitor the outbreak of the respiratory disease coronavirus/COVID-19. The situation is evolving rapidly, so the best resource for the latest information is the CDC website. Here we will provide updated information as it relates to UNC Health and our affiliated hospitals, and our preparations, as well as tips for staying healthy.

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Fact Sheets:

UNC Researchers
Researchers seeking guidance on conducting research during the pandemic, you can find helpful information on these sites:

Research at UNC

UNC Researchers are hard at work to discover more facts about this virus and how best to treat it. Learn about some of the work being done by UNC Research related to COVID-19.

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What UNC Patients Need to Know

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"About 80 percent of patients with COVID have mild to moderate symptoms and can be managed at home." —David J. Weber, MD, MPH, of UNC Hospitals Division of Infectious Diseases

What Physicians Need to Know

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CDC guidelines for healthcare providers, as well as information for UNC providers with questions about their patients.

Understanding Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread between people in close contact with one another. Learn about symptoms, how it spreads and CDC recommendations.

If You Have Symptoms of Coronavirus

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of the page. This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider. Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

UNC Health COVID-19 Media Briefings:

UNC Health: Mental health app with Dr. Sam McLean (7/15/20)

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UNC Health: COVID-19 testing discussed by Dr. Melissa Miller (7/8/20)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention answers common questions about coronavirus (COVID-19).