It is important to rely on official sources of information for facts about COVID-19, not share unconfirmed information, and practice prevention measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control: washing your hands frequently, wearing a face covering, covering your coughs and sneezes and cleaning touched surfaces frequently. Contact tracing also helps slow the spread.
How to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
The actions of each person can help flatten the App State curve:
- Remember to perform your daily health check each day before leaving your residence hall or coming to campus. If you are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend class or be around others.
- Students, faculty and staff can report illness or exposure using this online web form.
- Follow the 3Ws when you leave your home and are around others: wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and wait to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
- If you receive a call from public health, it is critically important to cooperate with the contact tracing process. This allows public health and the university to work together in implementing the appropriate measures to control the spread of this virus. The information we receive from individuals who are positive or are close contacts is intended to guide our response efforts. There is no punishment for individuals who disclose their close contacts, and AppHealthCare and university staff will not share personally identifying information.
- If you are identified as a close contact, you may be asked to quarantine for 14 days.
- Download and install the SlowCOVIDNC mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play to anonymously share a positive COVID-19 result or receive a notification if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Your privacy is protected. Learn more at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/slowcovidnc.