COVID-19 Updates

The risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is minimal for the fully vaccinated. However, viral conditions change rapidly, and you should rely on the county, state, and federal sites listed here for the most up-to-date guidance on masking, social distancing, and ways to protect yourself and others. Professionals in the village with experience in the health field recommend following these websites to stay informed and manage your health and well-being.


The impact of COVID-19 on Fearrington Cares activities
Fully vaccinated individuals are welcome in the Fearrington Cares Center for services when we’re open and for scheduled groups and meetings. 

Everyone entering the Center must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. You must also bring proof of vaccination to enter the building for any reason, including to attend classes and programs. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Center.

The walk-in nursing clinic is open only to fully vaccinated persons. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must call us at 919-542-6877 for an appointment to visit the clinic.


Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

While there’s been news about new drug developments for the treatment of COVID-19, those drugs have not yet been approved. Vaccination remains our best line of defense.

However, monoclonal antibodies may prevent the need for hospitalization if administered in the early stages of the disease. This treatment is authorized for people who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 and who have tested positive and have had mild or moderate symptoms for 10 or fewer days.

This treatment is also authorized for people who are not fully vaccinated or who are vaccinated but are immunocompromised and have been exposed to someone who recently tested positive or are at high risk of exposure because of where they live or work.

If these criteria apply to you, this treatment is accessible at multiple local sites including UNC, Duke, and Chatham Hospital. For more information and specific treatment locations call your health care provider, visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/treatment, or call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 877-332-6585.


Sites on this page are updated daily. Please check this information regularly since professional health guidance on COVID-19 evolves at a fast pace.

As we continue to learn more about the impact of having a new contagious disease among us, FC will not write original articles, give medical advice, or provide nursing assessment of the potential for infection at walk-in clinic visits. Rather, we’ll direct you to up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its emerging variants. While facts are emerging, please avoid speculation and make decisions based on reliable information sources.


North Carolina

The latest in COVID information from North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 vaccines are available in North Carolina for everyone aged 12 or older.

North Carolina has set up a Coronavirus Q&A Hotline staffed by nurses and pharmacists. The number is 866-462-3821. For non-emergency COVID-19 questions, call 211. That line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates.

To find the closest testing sites to your location, visit this North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services Finder Tool.


Chatham County

The latest in COVID information from Chatham County.


Orange County

The latest in COVID information from Orange County.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest in COVID information from the CDC.


Medicare

Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so the vaccine is free. If anyone asks you to share your Medicare number or pay for the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam. Here’s what to know:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You can’t pay to get early access to a vaccine.
  • You should never share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.

If you come across a COVID-19 vaccine scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE. And check out CDC.gov for trustworthy information on the COVID-19 vaccine.


For a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of US and global COVID data, including infections, vaccinations, and trends:

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center COVID-19 Data in Motion

CDC COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

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