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COVID-19 Information

Information on this page is sourced from the CDC FAQ.

Please also see the NCCU Community FAQ.

Spread

  • How does the virus spread?
    • COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. Cases of reinfection with COVID-19  have been reported but are rare. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

      COVID-19 spreads very easily from person to person. How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. The virus that causes COVID-19 appears to spread more efficiently than influenza but not as efficiently as measles, which is among the most contagious viruses known to affect people.

      For more information about how COVID-19 spreads, visit the How COVID-19 Spreads page to learn how COVID-19 spreads and how to protect yourself. 

  • What is community spread?
    • Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently based on local conditions. For information on community spread in your area, please visit your local health department’s website.
  • Can mosquitoes or ticks spread the virus that causes COVID-19?
    • At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person. See How Coronavirus Spreads for more information.

If You or Someone You Know is Sick

  • What should I do if I get sick or someone in my house gets sick?
    • Most people who get COVID-19 will be able to recover at home. CDC has directions for people who are recovering at home and their caregivers, including:

      • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
      • If you have COVID-19, tell your close contacts so that they can quarantine at home and get tested.
      • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
      • Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others. Everyone else should wear masks at home. Masks offer some protection to the wearer and are also meant to protect those around the wearer, in case they are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.‚Äč
      • Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
      • However, some people may need emergency medical attention. Watch for symptoms and learn when to seek emergency medical attention.

        ***When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention***

        Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: 

        • Trouble breathing
        • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
        • New confusion
        • Inability to wake or stay awake
        • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
        • *This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

          Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

  • What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?