COVID-19 Updates

Roanoke-Chowan Community College is closely monitoring news and governmental reports regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak that is evolving worldwide.

Updates about RCCC’s continuing preparations for and responses to potential coronavirus impacts will be added to this page on an ongoing basis.

Frequently asked questions

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.
More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:
runny nose
sore throat
difficulty breathing (severe cases)
You can reduce your risk of infection if you:
  • Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • rest and sleep
  • keep warm
  • drink plenty of liquids
  • use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough