Effective Handwashing


Hand washing is an important part of preventing illness, but what is the best way to wash your hands? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains their recommendations in the video below.

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Ways You Can Help

While we are urging people to follow the CDC's guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible, many people are still looking for ways they can help. Below are some of the ways you can help Nash UNC Health Care and the community during this time.  We encourage you to do the same for our local health departments, EMS workers, other medical facilities and all front-line healthcare personnel in our community.  Together, we are stronger.

Thank Our Staff

Want to thank our healthcare workers but aren't sure how to do so in a safe way? Send us pictures or a video of you or your family offering words of encouragement and appreciation. Photos of handmade posters or hand-written notes, for example, will be shared with our staff.  You can send your pictures and videos to


Nash UNC Health Care is accepting donations of PPE (personal protective equipment), hand sanitizer or hand soap, and other items.

Medical Equipment you may donate:

  • Face masks (N95, surgical, with/without shields, handmade)
  • Protective gowns
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Eye protection
  • Disinfectant spray/wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Disposable glove
  • Nasal swabs

If you have any questions regarding items you can donate, or want to set up an appointment to drop-off your donation, please contact

Food Donations

Snacks will be placed in the relaxation rooms that our staff are able to use during their breaks. These donations should be coordinated with the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation and not taken to the hospital. Please email or call Stacy at 704-562-9721 to make arrangements. Gift cards are also appreciated and will be used to purchase snack items.

Send a Meal

Want to support local restaurants while also supporting our staff? Contact Rich Jared to coordinate a meal delivery for a unit or group of employees, or call 252-962-3473.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are a wonderful way to show your support.  Money donated to the Covid-19 Support Fund will be used to show appreciation for staff by purchasing snacks, items for staff relaxation rooms to use during breaks and other needs as they arise. 

Donations can be made online at Please make sure you select “Covid-19 Support Fund” under designation.  Checks should be made out to Nash UNC Health Care Foundation and mailed to 2416 Professional Drive Rocky Mount, NC 27804.  Make sure to put a note on the memo line that it is for the Covid-19 Support Fund.

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, contact your primary care provider or the State's coronavirus hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. 

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment