In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP North Carolina is providing information and resources to help older adults and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency, with schools and some businesses being closed until May 15 to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, call your health care provider or local public health department to figure out if you could — and should — get tested. Signs of the virus are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. (Read more about coronavirus and how to stay safe.)
COVID-19 tests are available as needed, and it is not necessary for everyone to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.
Testing is recommended if you have fever or lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 14 days; OR
Up-to-date state and local health information:
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