Governor Roy Cooper announced that there would be a site for Spanish-speaking North Carolinians to keep up with the coronavirus pandemic, WBTV reports. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) launched the tools to help people find information about the coronavirus as the pandemic continues.
“Reliable information is a powerful tool to fight COVID-19,” Cooper said. “This Spanish language symptom checker will help people identify symptoms and then connect them with resources to know where to get tested. All of this is important to slowing the spread of the disease.”
NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. echoed Cooper’s sentiment, emphasizing the importance of helping people protect themselves.
“I am very concerned about the health of our Latinx/Hispanic community who have been hit hard by the pandemic,” said Cohen. “This new tool is one way that we can help our Spanish-speaking community members protect themselves and their families.”
The site has tools for people to know whether they need a test, how to get one and how to monitor their symptoms if needed, WBTV reports.
Users can access the platform here.
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