CoastLine: Coronavirus In The Cape Fear Region, Second Edition

Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Edition #2.  So much has changed in a week.  Many more people are working from home – or not working at all.  North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has lowered the threshold for mass gatherings from 100 to 50.  He’s ordered more business closures – gyms, movie theaters, salons.  He’s extended public school closures to May 15th. 

As are many broadcast news organizations, WHQR continues to adjust its remote work model.  This edition of CoastLine has me broadcasting from home for the first time. 

In the second and third segments of this edition, we’re live on Wednesday, March 25th with a New Hanover County Director of Emergency Management Steven Still.  

This first segment is a conversation I recorded with Dr. Paul Kamitsuka on Monday, March 23rd.  Dr. Kamitsuka is the Hospital Epidemiolgist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and an Infectious Diseases Consultant at Wilmington Health.

Segment 1:  Dr. Paul Kamitsuka, Hospital Epidemiologist, NHRMC; Infectious Diseases Consultant, Wilmington Health

Segments 2 & 3:  Steven Still, Director, Emergency Management, New Hanover County

New Hanover County Public Health Coronavirus Call Center

Residents with questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can call and speak to a public health nurse and, if needed, be connected with a provider who will then determine if a flu test and/or COVID-19 test is needed.

  • Phone Number: (910) 798-6800
  • Hours of operation: 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.