The Rowan County Health Department is working with local, state, and federal partners to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus. Currently the risk to the general public in North Carolina is low. North Carolina has zero confirmed cases of coronavirus. Right now our best action is to stay informed and follow the basic steps of prevention: hand washing, avoid contact with others who are sick, and stay home if you are sick. For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website, the North Carolina Department of Public Health’s website, or contact Rowan County Health Department at 704-216-8777.