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.

Thank Our Staff

Want to thank our healthcare workers but aren't sure how in a safe way? Send us pictures or a video of you, your family and friends, offering words of encouragement and appreciation. 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)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Eye protection
  • Protective gowns
  • Nasal swabs
  • Disinfectant spray/wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap

If you have any questions regarding items you can donate, or want to set up an appointment to drop-off your donation, you can contact Kirby Slade, director of community relations, or call 252-962-8835.

Food Donations

Want to support local restaurants while also supporting our staff? Contact Rich Jared to learn more, or call 252-962-3473.

Snacks will also be placed in the relaxation rooms that our staff uses during their breaks to. These donations should be coordinated with the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation and not taken to the hospital. Please email or call Kathleen at 252-578-2273 or Stacy at 704-562-9721 to make arrangements. Gift cards are also appreciated and will be used to purchase snack items.

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 meals, 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.

Call Your Primary Care Provider if You Have Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have a cough or shortness of breath or you are concerned that you may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), you must contact your primary care provider before visiting a doctor’s office or an urgent care location.

Calling beforehand allows health care professionals to prepare and will prevent it from speading to others. 

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