North Carolina Democrats have compiled the below information about how to 1) protect yourself and your family from the Coronavirus and 2) the steps our party is taking to ensure the health and safety of not only our members but North Carolinians.
This list is not comprehensive. For the most up-to-date information about North Carolina’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services by visiting: ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
There are some common-sense measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
The chief concern of our party is the health and safety of all North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Democratic Party has consulted with health professionals and our national partners and is heeding the advice of Governor Cooper. Here are the actions we are taking:
- All party sponsored events are postponed until further notice
- The NCDP Executive Council voted to push back the date of all county and district conventions and move them to virtual conventions. We are continuing to coordinate with our national partners and public health officials about upcoming party events.
- We have closed the Party Headquarters to the public through May 1, 2020, and are encouraging all staff to limit in-person meetings.
- All staff are working remotely until at least April 1st
- Mental Health: Contact the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985- 5990 that provides 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- NC 2-1-1 is now available 24/7 as a resource for assistance related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in your community and text COVIDNC to 898211 to get alerts on the North Carolina’s COVID-19 updates.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-SAFE (7223) or Text: LOVEIS to 22522