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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.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in NC to people 65 and older and health care workers.
Click HERE to Download and print the appointment information as a PDF file containing this information to share with neighbors and friends.
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 24/7 Coronavirus Q&A Hotline staffed 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.
See the Guide to New (Late March 2020) Federal Resources for Relief of Economic Damages Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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