NC coronavirus task force urges businesses, residents to be prepared

North Carolina officials’ message to residents and businesses about COVID-19, better known as the novel coronavirus: If you haven’t started thinking about it, it’s time to start.

On Wednesday afternoon, the co-chairs for Gov. Roy Cooper’s coronavirus task force urged North Carolina residents to begin taking certain, limited, action in preparation for a potential outbreak of the virus, which has infected tens of thousands of people around the globe.

Health officials stressed that zero cases of COVID-19 have been verified in North Carolina as of Wednesday afternoon and said they do not suggest that people begin working from home or taking drastic action.

Read more here about the advice officials have given.

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