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COVID-19 FACTS: What You Need to Know in North Carolina

It should go without saying, these are unprecedented times. People are staying at home to keep themselves and their families safe from an unseen threat, and there seems to be varying information from many sources.

So, how do you know who and what to believe in order to follow the best practices for you and your family when it comes to Covid-19 best practices? 

Don’t stress – we are here to help. Our team has put together some of the basic facts and reputable sources you can trust and follow during these times.

We are all in this together, and know that we are here for you

Covid-19: The Facts 

With the continuously evolving Covid-19 health climate and constant updates, the truth can be difficult to ferret out.

Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website for the most current, up-to-date information and answers to your questions relating to Covid-19.

Here is what we know so far, when it comes to the basics and staying safe: 

  1. The best way to keep your family safe is to avoid infection. Reduce your risk by practicing general safety precautions and implementing social distancing recommendations.
  2. If you experience the most common symptoms related to Covid-19 (fever, shortness of breath and dry cough), seek medical advice immediately and be prepared to self-quarantine. Most people who do become infected will experience mild symptoms.

Local Response in North Carolina

Each state has its own set of websites and fact sheets relating to the coronavirus response within its borders. North Carolina DHHS has a dedicated site to share what officials know and how they are responding to the crisis.

Information is changing daily, so check it often to stay current on the latest news and reports. Use these recommended resources to stay informed when it comes to the following most common inquiries related to coronavirus. 

Covid-19 Cases

Case and hospitalization counts can be found at the NC COVID-19 Dashboard.


For information about unemployment benefits, including for those who are self-employed or independent contractors, visit the Division of Employment Security website.  

Small Businesses

The Department of Commerce has gathered information to help small businesses get through this difficult time. 

Medical Professionals

Medical professionals can find information relating to treatment and care options, as well as ways to get involved with the COVID-19 response efforts, at this NCDHHS website

Put COVID-19 Myths and Rumors To Rest 

At a time like this, it is more important than ever to find reliable facts from reputable sources. Follow these tips to avoid myths and unfounded rumors.

Visit FEMA’s Rumor Control website for the truth behind rumors about the agency’s response to cases of COVID-19. Their Coronavirus response page has up to date and easy to sort information about the actual information about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and how you can help.

Follow only trusted and reliable social media handles like the ones run by the CDC and local health departments.

Help When You Need It

The response to the current coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented. Entire industries are on hold while we wait for a sign it is safe to return to normal. Life continues, despite the restriction and challenges. If you need legal advice or services during the outbreak, we can help. Contact the offices of GMFM Law Firm online or by phone at (919) 683-2135 for help. We are here for you.