Eastern Area Health Education Center


Eastern AHEC’s Response to Coronavirus

In accordance with ECU guidance released February 28 and effective March 7, masks and face covering are optional in indoor settings as COVID-19 cases decline. Those who are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask indoors are welcome to do so. We will continue to limit capacity at our building and offer virtual options whenever possible.

We will continue to update our course catalog.

NEW: We have partnered with the Brody School of Medicine to provide updated guidance for providers on the outpatient management of COVID-19.

Click here to view the guidance document.

Click here to watch the most recent update video.

Regional Treatment Information:
Click here to see an inpatient treatment algorithm provided by ECU Health.
Click here to see an ambulatory treatment algorithm provided by ECU Health.

For additional information on use of Baricitinib, please click here, here, or here.

For inquiries about emergent use authorization of medications related to COVID management, call:  252-847-6500.  Click here for more information.

For any upcoming in-person programs, Eastern AHEC will comply with all policies and guidance from East Carolina University, North Carolina AHEC, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other authorities. Any changes to programs will be communicated to registered participants and posted on our catalog.

More information will be posted to this page. For questions, please email easternahec@ecu.edu.


As Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise due to the emerging Delta variant, we will follow ECU guidance dated August 3, 2021 requiring all visitors and program participants to wear a mask indoors in group settings regardless of vaccination status.

Speakers may remove their masks at the podium. Space may be limited to accommodate three-feet social distancing based on guidance from ECU dated July 1. Contact-free check-in via QR code may be available. We will continue to offer virtual options for most programs. If you do not feel well, we ask that you attend virtually or attend a later program.

Eastern AHEC will follow East Carolina University guidance dated May 18 that still requires masks indoors regardless of vaccination status following North Carolina’s lifting of restrictions on May 14 via Executive Order 215.

On April 28, North Carolina continued easing restrictions under Executive Order 209, which will be in effect from April 30 to June 1, and increases indoor gathering limits from 50 to 100 while still requiring masks indoors.

On March 26, North Carolina continued easing restrictions under Executive Order 204, which allows indoor gatherings of up to 50 people and lasts through April 30, 2021.

On February 26, North Carolina eased some restrictions under Executive Order 195, which allows indoor gatherings of up to 25 people and lasts through March 26, 2021.

On December 11, North Carolina entered a Modified Stay at Home Order , which was extended to February 28.

On October 2, North Carolina entered Phase 3, which on November 13 was extended through December 4.

As of September, most of our fall 2020 programs will be offered via webinar. We will continue to update our course catalog.

As of August, Eastern AHEC faculty and staff are continuing to work remotely. We are offering online programs (both live and recorded/self-paced) on our course catalog. We hope to return to in-person programming after September 11.

As of June, Eastern AHEC faculty and staff are continuing to work remotely. We are offering online programs (both live and recorded/self-paced) on our course catalog. We hope to return to in-person programming after July 31.

We are complying with the governor’s statewide stay-at-home order effective March 30 to April 29.  We will promptly notify registered participants of any changes to our scheduled programming. We will also update our Course Catalog.

We are adding live webinar options for both participants and speakers for upcoming programs on a case-by-case basis.

Previously we followed the CDC’s March 15 guidance to cancel or postpone events over 50 people over the next 8 weeks, as well as the president’s March 16 guidance to limit gatherings to 10 people over the next 15 days. Many of our staff our now working remotely. We are rescheduling programs, adjusting capacity, room arrangement, and/or delivery methods to allow for social distancing as much as possible.

We recognize that healthcare professionals’ first priority is patient health and safety, but we want to maintain educational options for those who are willing or able to attend.

Refund Policy – If Eastern AHEC cancels an event, we will offer full refunds. If we offer a webinar and that does not work out for a participant, we will also offer a full refund. If we reschedule an event and you cannot make the new date, we will offer a full refund. Transfers and substitutions are still welcome as always.

Participants – If you do not feel well or if you are in a high-risk population, please do not attend an Eastern AHEC event.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your individual situation.

Speakers – If you are under travel restrictions, please reach out to your EAHEC faculty/staff contact for your scheduled program to discuss arrangements.

Students – If you have any questions about Eastern AHEC Housing or AHEC Scholar activities, please contact Blair Savoca at savocab19@ecu.edu.

or 252-744-5214.

Providers and Community Members – Please review the following resources.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)

Resources on COVID-19 in North Carolina (NC AHEC)

Coronavirus Explained (ECU)

Coronavirus Research Guide (EAHEC and ECU)


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