COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
North Carolina has implemented a COVID-19 County Alert System to allow individuals, businesses, community organizations and public officials to better understand how their county is faring and to be able to utilize those metrics to make decisions on how to slow the spread of the virus. Counties are categorized into three tiers -- Yellow (Significant Community Spread), Orange (Substantial Community Spread) and Red (Critical Community Spread) -- based on a combination of three metrics, including case rate, the percent of tests that are positive and hospital impact within the county.
As North Carolina continues to see high levels of community transmission of COVID-19 statewide, it's important that we remain vigilant and continue to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to continue to wear your masks, wash your hands and social distance whenever possible.
Signs and Symptomsfever
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
muscle or body aches
new loss of taste or smell
congestion or runny nose
nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you are sick and experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider to help determine whether or not you should be tested.
Additional information about COVID-19 can be found here.