Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness. The best approach to the pandemic is prevention through vaccinations, which have proven safe and effective
Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, originated in the city of Wuhan, China, and has since spread across the globe at an alarming rate. This 3D coronavirus animation was created to show how COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted while educating the public on the symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19.
The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. When you wear a mask, you protect others as well as yourself. Masks work best when everyone wears one. A mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially when indoors around people who don’t live in your household.
Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
While masks are strongly encouraged to reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recognizes there are specific instances when wearing a mask may not be feasible.
In these instances, adaptations and alternatives should be considered whenever possible.
Vaccines are limited and appointments are required at most locations. Check with your local health department first to confirm you can get a vaccine.
Where can I get a COVID19 Vaccination ?
Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics.
NC DHHS COVID Dashboard
COVID-19 Booster Shots, See if you are eligible for a booster shot. COVID Data tracker. COVID-19
County Check - Find community transmission levels by county.