Nash UNC Health Care is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and both local and state health officials to monitor COVID-19. The situation is rapidly evolving, so the best resource for the latest information is the CDC or the NC DHHS website. Here we will provide updated information as it relates to Nash UNC Health Care, our preparations as your community hospital, and resources for you to explore concerning COVID-19 care and the vaccine.
Interested in the COVID Vaccine?
The NC Department of Human and Heath Services (NCDHHS) is working very hard to provide a free COVID-19 vaccine to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first.
Don't know where to get your vaccine?
Find a vaccination site. Type in your zip code to see where you can get a vaccine.
At this time, Nash UNC Health Care is not vaccinating the public on our campus. Learn more about local vaccine distribution and vaccine information by visiting our COVID vaccine page.
Do you think you have COVID?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus, you should be tested. Getting a test is the best way to protect your family, friends, and loved ones.
Find a testing site
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms similar to the flu. Symptoms are typically mild to moderate, but there have been cases of severe illness and death due to the virus.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Congestion or runny nose
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update information about symptoms as more is learned about COVID-19. If you have shortness of breath or a cough that is not related to seasonal allergies (read more about allergy symptoms), call your doctor’s office. They can help you decide what to do.
If you are having extreme difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.
Is it safe for me to visit medical facilities?
We’ve taken many steps to protect your health during a visit to any of our facilities, including our current visitor restrictions policy, use of masks and PPE (personal protective equipment), screenings prior to appointments, and much more.
Learn more about how we are keeping you safe in our facilities.
Ways to Care for Yourself at Home With COVID
Most patients with coronavirus have mild to moderate symptoms and can manage their symptoms at home. If you are sick, take actions to keep others well and reduce spreading the virus:
- Stay home from work, school, and other public places.
- Physically separate yourself from other people in your home.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Avoid sharing household items like towels, dishes, and utensils.
- Clean all high-touch surfaces like counter tops and handles, every day.
- Stay in touch with your doctor
For more tips on how to take care of yourself and others at home, visit the CDC's website.