Cape Fear Valley Pediatric Care provider tests positive for COVID-19

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) – A provider at Cape Fear Valley Pediatric Care has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials say.

The pediatric practice is located at 1262 Oliver St., Fayetteville. Health officials say the provider had not been at work since Friday, March 27, and was not symptomatic at the time of providing patient care.

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Cape Fear Valley, in coordination with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health, began evaluating the risk of exposure to patients and staff of the pediatric practice after learning of the case.

The Health Department says that the risk of exposure to patients seen at the office during the week of March 23 is low. The Health Department says it is not advising contact tracing or individual patient notification at this time.

Out of an abundance of caution, Cape Fear Valley officials says it is closing Cape Fear Valley Pediatric Care to allow for a terminal clean of the building and to ensure no other staff members become symptomatic. Existing patients who have upcoming appointments are being notified of the office closure and those with necessary appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Patients seen the week of March 23 who have concerns about possible COVID-19 exposure should contact the practice’s triage line at (910) 615-4801.

COVID-19 timeline

  • March 3: NCDHHS announces state’s first COVID-19 case
  • March 10: Gov. Roy Cooper declares State of Emergency
  • March 11: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic
  • March 13: President Donald Trump declares a National Emergency
  • March 14: Cooper issues Executive Order 117 closing K-12 public schools until at least March 30 and banning gatherings of more than 100 people
  • March 16: NCDHHS recommends no mass gatherings for more than 50 people
  • March 17: Cooper issues Executive Order 118 limiting operations of restaurants and bars, and broadening unemployment insurance benefits
  • March 23: Cooper issues Executive Order 120 which closes public K-12 schools through May 15 and orders businesses such as barbershops and salons to close.
  • March 25: North Carolina reports its first coronavirus-related deaths
  • March 29: Trump extends social distancing orders through the end of April
  • March 31: Cooper signs Executive Order 124 which prohibits utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during the pandemic.
  • April 7: Cooper will sign executive orders limiting customers in retailers and offers child care assistance to certain workers
  • April 14: Coronavirus-related deaths top 100 in North Carolina
  • April 24: Cooper extends stay-at-home order to May 8
  • May 5: Cooper announces Phase One of reopening will being May 8

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