As of 4/7, there have been 3,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 related death in North Carolina. As of 4/6 there have been 11 confirmed cases in Montgomery County and 1 related death. For more information on case counts and daily updates visit the NC DPH COVID-19 Website.
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4/6: North Carolina COVID-19 Modeling Shows Social Distancing Necessary to Slow the Spread and Preserve Hospital Capacity to Save Lives (NCDHHS Press Release). Full report on the modeling and findings is available here.
Press Release 03/24/2020 - Montgomery County identifies two new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release 03/21/2020 - Montgomery County Identifies First Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Letter from Montgomery County Health Director Mary Perez to community and faith-based organizations regarding COVID-19.
On Friday, March 27, Governor Cooper issued a Stay at Home Order mandating that people stay at home except for essentials until April 29. Press release. Frequently Asked Questions about the stay at home order. More information on Essential Businesses.
On Monday, March 23, Governor Cooper issued an executive order banning gatherings of more than 50 people, requiring additional businesses to close, and extending the closure of schools through May 15, 2020.
Stay at Home Order Statewide in North Carolina
On Friday, May 27, 2020, Governor Cooper issued an executive order implementing a stay at home order for the entire state of North Carolina. This order emphasizes social distancing to the maximum extent possible while still allowing for essential businesses to operate. The stay at home order takes effect at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020. Any violation of Executive Order 121 is punishable as a class 2 misdemeanor.
The Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors, or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
Click here to see what to do if you feel sick or think you might have been exposed to COVID-19.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) has released a coronavirus fact sheet and a list of frequently asked questions. The CDC has also provided information on what the public should do in response to the coronavirus, and can be found here. CDC FAQ. WHO FAQ.
People who have questions or concerns related to COVID-19 can call 866-462-3821 for more information. Press 1 for English or to ask for a language interpreter. Spanish speakers should press 2. To submit questions online, go to www.ncpoisoncontrol.org and select "Chat". You can also call 2-1-1 for more information.
Click here for more information on social distancing measures and terminology.
A Kid's Guide to COVID-19
Johns Hopkins CSSE has developed a COVID-19 Map with information on confirmed cases worldwide.
Common COVID-19 myths.