Update from today’s conference call regarding the Novel Coronavirus:
Constantly evolving situation- Globally, case counts exceed 20,000 with more than 400 deaths.
As of yesterday, there are 11 cases in US and none in North Carolina.
Guidance documents have been sent to all providers and this has become a reportable virus
Still trying to determine the severity of infection.
There are 11 screening airports in the US. If a passenger is symptomatic, they are quarantined in that city. If no symptoms, passengers may travel to their destination and it will be the responsibility of the state/county to conduct a 14-day “monitored quarantined”
For more information please visit: https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/cd/diseases/2019nCoV.htmlnCoV-Factsheet