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“Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is minimal for fully vaccinated people. The risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from fully vaccinated people to unvaccinated people is also reduced. Therefore, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” (CDC May 28, 2021)
To a very small degree, Fearrington Village residents look to Fearrington Cares for information about health and well-being. Since accurate and current information is the bedrock of managing any potential threat to residents, Fearrington Cares is providing an information page on our web site for the infectious disease COVID-19.
In the coming weeks, as we learn more about the impact of having a new contagious disease among us, we will not write original articles, give medical advice, or provide nursing assessment of potential infection during the walk-in clinic. Rather, we will provide up-to-date information on this disease. While facts are emerging, please avoid speculation and make decisions based on reliable information sources.
A small group of professionals in the Village with experience in the health field recommends the following web sites to stay informed and to help you manage your health and well-being.
Check this page and these sites frequently as professional health guidance for COVID-19 continues to evolve at a fast pace.
From the CDC: Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
COVID-19 vaccines are available in North Carolina to everyone ages 12 and older.
This week, Johnson & Johnson began delivering millions of doses of its coronavirus vaccine across the United States after receiving an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Central to getting the green light was a trial that Johnson & Johnson ran to measure the vaccine’s efficacy.
The C.D.C. on Monday released long-awaited advice for immunized people, a glimpse at the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic. Federal health officials on Monday (March 08, 2021) told millions of Americans now vaccinated against the coronavirus that they could again embrace a few long-denied freedoms, like gathering in small groups at home without masks or social distancing, offering a hopeful glimpse at the next phase of the pandemic.
All North Carolinian adults 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on April 07. 2021
Doubling Down on “Fast and Fair”
The accelerated timeline will allow the state to double down on its “fast and fair” approach to getting shots into arms. Healthier Together, a new public private partnership with the NC Counts Coalition, will help increase the number of individuals from historically marginalized populations that receive COVID-19 vaccinations and provide a foundation for a longer-term framework for health equity.
Healthier Together will implement strategies to drive demand and increase access to vaccines to historically marginalized populations by conducting outreach and education efforts, coordinating local vaccine events at trusted and accessible locations, helping people schedule and get to vaccine appointments, providing on-site translation services, and helping ensure people get to second dose appointments. Learn more about Healthier Together.
Chatham County NC Heath Department’s Up-To-Date Information About the COVID-19 Vaccines
Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you. If anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to 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.
• Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.
The state has also set up a Coronavirus Q&A Hotline staffed 7 days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm by nurses and pharmacists. The number is .
For non-emergency COVID-19 questions: Call 211 (24/7).
Text “COVIDNC” to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19.
CLICK ON THE BANNERS BELOW FOR THE CURRENT SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
North Carolina Introduces COVID-19 County Alert System (November 17, 2020)
To Open This Alert Site, CLICK HERE or on the Graphic Just Above.
North Carolina State Health SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App
New on September 23, 2020
Download the SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app (free on the Apple Store (for iPhone and Google Play for Android) , enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. Once you opt-in to the notification system, you can also anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. SlowCOVIDNC protects your identity and privacy while empowering you to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virtual Urgent Care Visits
Experiencing Symptoms? What to Do. Persons experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath who have traveled recently to a country listed as an Alert level 2 or 3 (see descriptions of warning the levels below) by the CDC or to a state that has issued an Emergency or Disaster Declaration, or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should contact your physician’s office by phone, the UNC Health COVID-19 Helpline at 1-888-850-2684 or the NC 24/7 Coronavirus Q&A Hotline at before visiting their physician’s office, an urgent care location or a hospital emergency room.
Consider Potential Virtual Urgent Care Visits
- UNC Health offers virtual urgent care through its UNC Urgent Care 24/7 service virtual consultations to diagnose non-emergency medical issues: go to www.UNCUrgentCare247.com.
- WakeMed offers remote assessment through its virtual urgent care consultations to diagnose non-emergency medical issues: go to www.virtualurgentcare.wakemed.org