Social distancing is designed to limit the spread of a disease by reducing the opportunities for close contact between people. Strategies include using conference calls and video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings, avoiding unnecessary travel and reinforcing handwashing and other common-sense precautions.
If you are among a group of people where anyone appears to be ill or may have had contact with a person diagnosed with coronavirus, try to keep a distance of at least six feet from one another.
To practice social distancing and minimize risk of infection to yourself and others, you can follow these guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the North Carolina State Department of Health, only those who meet the following criteria should ask their doctor or local health department about being testing for COVID-19:
- Have fever or lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 14 days; OR
- Have fever and lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and a negative rapid flu test.
If you test positive for COVID-2019, please notify OIS so that we can get you connected with campus resources to guide you on isolation practices and follow up care.