The Wake County Public Health Division received word on Saturday, March 14, of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19. This is the 10th positive in Wake County.
The person, who is a Wake County Public School teacher at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School, began feeling ill on Tuesday, March 10. Wake County Public Health Division is currently contacting anyone who may have come into close contact with the teacher, in order to assess exposure risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “close contact” as being within six feet of the patient for 10 minutes or more.
The Wake County Public Health team is continuing to develop a timeline of additional places the individual may have been while symptomatic, with urgent attention to school contacts. More details on location of concern will be provided as these locations are developed.
Although your risk of contracting COVID-19 locally remains low, the county’s public health team encourages you to protect yourself from COVID-19 and any other flu-like illness by following these simple steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay away from sick people.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces – especially ones that are touched frequently – using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick and don’t send sick children to school or childcare.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.
You can visit our bilingual COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to help educate residents in English and Spanish. You can also email us questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call our COVID-19 information line at 919-856-7044. The county is also sharing important information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.