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Published on March 27, 2020
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.
"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
CDC guidelines for healthcare providers, as well as information for UNC providers with questions about their patients.
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 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.
Schools are closed, and many parents are working from home to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We have collected a few of the many resources available online to help you keep your family active and engaged during this time at home.
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