COVID-19 Updates

The risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is significant for the fully vaccinated because vaccines do not prevent infections. Professionals in the village with experience in the health field recommend following these websites to stay informed and get up-to-date guidance on masking, social distancing, and ways to protect yourself and others.

The impact of COVID-19 on Fearrington Cares activities

COVID-19 Community Levels calculated by the CDC help individuals and communities decide which prevention actions to take based on the latest information.  People may choose to mask at any time. People with COVID symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Masks are required in the Center when community levels are medium or higher in any of Chatham, Durham or Orange Counties. Masks are optional in the Center when community levels are low in all three counties for longer than seven consecutive days..

 Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Center. While COVID is spread by aerosolized virus, flu and other cold viruses are spread by droplets which can live for many hours on surfaces you are likely to touch.

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, 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 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 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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