Eastern Area Health Education Center

 

Eastern AHEC’s Response to Coronavirus

Eastern AHEC is closely monitoring the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) across North Carolina and assessing its potential impacts on our services.

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.

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.

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)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Resources on COVID-19 in North Carolina (NC AHEC)
https://www.ncahec.net/covid-19/webinars/
https://www.ncahec.net/courses-and-events?search=covidprogramming

Coronavirus Explained (ECU)
https://news.ecu.edu/2020/03/03/coronavirus-explained/

Coronavirus Research Guide (EAHEC and ECU)
https://libguides.ecu.edu/CoronavirusCOVID19

 

Created March 10, 2020
Updated March 31, 2020