Health Department: COVID-19  

COVID-19 Update for April 6th
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Recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and know what to do:

Not everyone who has COVID-19 displays symptoms. You can spread COVID-19 without displaying symptoms. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
COVID-19 Symptoms Fever
COVID-19 Symptoms Cough
COVID-19 Symptoms Shortness of Breath

If you have symptoms or questions about if you need to seek medical care or be tested, refer to the CDC’s "Self-Checker" tool (click here):

COVID-19 CDC Self-Checker

If you have symptoms or live with someone who does:

Stay home, except to seek medical attention if you have symptoms. Stay in touch with your doctor by phone. Do not visit public areas or use public transportation.   

Do not seek testing if you have a mild illness. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care and always call ahead prior to visiting any medical facility. 

As much as possible, if you have symptoms stay in a specific "sick room" and away from other people and animals in your home. 

Anyone who lives with someone with symptoms should also stay home.

Limit contact with pets and animals. There have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, but as a precaution, when possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

Follow COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for: 

Coronavirus Prevention: There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. 

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid crowds of 10 people or more, or any situation where you are within 6 feet of another person.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and refer to what to do if you are sick or think you may be.

Davie County Health and Human Services Division of Public Health would like to define a few terms so that everyone has a better understanding:

Screening – is the assessment to determine if a person meets criteria for testing.  These are questions asked by a medical professional to determine if symptoms meet the need for a specimen collection.

Collection – can occur at your PCP, Urgent Care or Hospital ED and will include a nasal swab.

Testing – occurs in a lab and is not always associated with the collection site.  For example, your specimen may be collected at your PCP but the testing is completed by an outside lab.

Drive-by Screening – typically occurs at a hospital or designated location away from a hospital.  Drive-by sites include screening and collection of specimens from individuals meeting criteria for testing. 

Please follow the following links for further reliable information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing the spread of disease:

News Releases and Alerts

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For information on the spread of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV by Johns Hopkins, click here.


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For more information related to health data and community resources; please contact Karina Gonzalez, Human Services Planner Evaluator at 336-753-6750. To contact the administrative officials at the Davie County Health Department please call (336) 753-6750.


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