We are dedicated to providing the community with accurate information direct from the CDC, WHO, and the Iredell County Health Department. Learn more below on how to prevent the spread and what to do if you suspect someone is infected.
- N95 Respirators reduce wearer’s exposure to particles including airborne disease (viral/disease). N95 masks are fit tested and when properly worn will filter out at least 95% of airborne particles. N95 masks should be worn by medical professionals who are treating or in contact with COVID-19 patients.
- Surgical Masks are are loose fitting and do not provide the wearer with a reliable level of protection from inhaling airborne particles. Designed for single use, these masks should be worn if you are coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of the virus.
- The CDC recommends cloth mask to be worn in public settings . This is to help slow the spread of the virus.
- It is safe to receive a letter or a package.
- There is currently no immunization for Coronavirus, Flu and Pneumonia shots will NOT prevent the virus, and antibiotics are not effective against virus.
- Regularly rinsing the nose with saline does not protect you from the virus
Suspect the Coronavirus? Should you come in to the office or stay home?
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, or trouble breathing), you are at risk for having the Coronavirus. If you suspect the virus, you should wear a protective mask to ensure the virus does not spread to those around you and quarantine at home as much as possible. You should be assessed by a medical professional. Please call 833-INFO-PHC (833-463-6742) for an over-the-phone screening to determine what next steps you should take. The Coronavirus has a 14 day incubation period. To ensure the virus does not spread, stay in isolation for 10 days from onset of symptoms AND until symptom free without medication for 72 hours.