Appalachian State announces website for Coronavirus updates

Last Updated on March 17, 2020 10:04 am

On Wednesday morning Appalachian State announced an update for information related to the Coronavirus. “Appalachian State University’s emergency response team routinely monitors situations that could affect campus and consistently engages campus and community groups in year-round preparation for a number of scenarios, including the spread of communicable diseases.”, the website begins.

The site goes on to say that Appalachian has been working closely with AppHealthCare, the UNC System and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to monitor the Coronavirus and prepare in the event it should affect campus.

AppHealthCare also announced this week that multiple local, state and federal partners are working together and closely monitoring the virus.

On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Copper's office announced the first case of the virus in a person from Wake County.

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Patients have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness, according to CDC. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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