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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover with oral treatment or without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older adults (especially those 50 years of age and older) and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get a COVID-19 vaccination, especially those at high risk of complications.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
We continue to offer vaccines at the Health Department on Bridges Street in Morehead City by appointment only.
The Health Department is no longer offering community testing but will continue to offer vaccines at the Health Department facility on Bridges Street in Morehead City by appointment only.
Find where you can get tested now or pick up tests to take at home. Some sites offer both testing and treatment. Some tests are free, even if you don’t have insurance.
Find the latest date on COVID-19 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
CDC is shifting from an emergency response to incorporating COVID-19 activities into sustainable public health practice.