As of this morning, we now have a total of 32 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in North Carolina (4 in Mecklenburg County) and 28 confirmed cases in South Carolina.
Due to what is now considered to be ‘community spread’ of the virus, the governors of both North and South Carolina have issued orders to close all K-12 schools for the rest of the month.
Yesterday, Gov. Cooper issued an Executive Order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people. pic.twitter.com/NNkyuTdQiC
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) March 15, 2020
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster additionally ordered the closure of all universities and colleges, in addition to K-12 schools.
I have directed that all schools in South Carolina, including K-12 and universities, colleges, and technical colleges be closed for students and non-essential personnel through the end of this month. https://t.co/lDUM7lkZTO (1/)
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) March 15, 2020
According to the CDC, patients with confirmed CoVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of CoVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.
Some of the best ways to stay healthy include;
- Wash your hands often with antiviral soap, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are are coughing or sneezing.
- Using NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine)
- Using probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)
- Immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3
If you have any questions about CoVID-19 you can call 866-462-3821 or submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org.