FRONTLINE (Coronavirus Pandemic)
Explore the story of coronavirus, its impact and the response of two Washington governments—the state and the federal government in Washington, D.C.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses in animals and humans. These illnesses can range from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain not previously identified in humans. COVID-19 was originally detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and has now spread to more than 34 countries, including the United States, which prompted the declaration of a public health emergency.
Governor Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency on March 10, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Further, on March 14, the Governor issued an Executive Order that requires all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks, and bans gatherings of more than 100 people. The Governor also has encouraged employers to allow employees to utilize teleworking arrangements to the fullest extent possible, and alternate work schedules if necessary. Keep reading to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect you and your loved ones.
UNC-TV provides live streaming of emergency news conferences. These live streams appear on the UNC-TV and the Department of Public Safety websites. In partnership with North Carolina Emergency Management, UNC-TV also provides live Spanish interpretation of emergency news conferences from the State Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. A Spanish language web stream has been added to both websites. Code is available for digital media providers to embed the web streams into their own content.
BOG 03/30/20: Special Meeting of the Board of Governors
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
U.S Senator Thom Tillis joins Marc Rotterman for an in-depth discussion of the federal $2 trillion dollar, economic stimulus aimed at supporting businesses and the overall economy.
Secretary Mandy Cohen continues her weekly conversations and provides us an update on North Carolina's response to the still-growing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Mandy Cohen discusses the week's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
Learn how diseases such as Ebola, Zika and Nipah are a rising global threat.
Look at public and personal health, as well as the economic impact from COVID-19.
Learn how implementing simple, healthy routines are key to keeping healthy,
Learn about all the interesting instruments that doctors use.
Join George as he learns the importance of washing his hands.
This fun activity helps kids visualize germs while practicing their alphabet skills.
UNC-TV's 24/7 PBS Kids Channel provides a destination for wholesome, educational, and entertaining content for children ages 2-8.
Learn important ways to speak with your children about COVID-19.
The app empowers parents and caregivers with songs and videos from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
Weekday newsletter offers tips and activities you can use to help kids learn and play at home.
Tips and tricks that you can use to help you and your kids stay stress free.
Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids learn about soap and how to make it.
NC 2-1-1 is now a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the United States government has declared a public health emergency and put a level 4 travel advisory in effect (as of February 2, 2020) restricting travel to and from China. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended routes to and from China and U.S. citizens returning from China may face a two-week quarantine. Some international citizens displaying symptoms may be denied entry into the U.S.
These official resources provide up-to-date travel information in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak: