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Published on July 15, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care Launches Wayne Wears a Mask Campaign

Goldsboro, NC, July 15, 2020—As part of Wayne UNC Health Care’s commitment to community health and wellness, it has launched the Wayne Wears a Mask campaign. This campaign is designed to spread awareness of the benefits of wearing a mask in public.

“Research shows when social distancing isn’t possible, masks or face coverings can go a long way in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Brian Fillipo, MD, MMM, FACP, Wayne UNC Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. “When you commit to wearing a mask, you protect those around you from the respiratory particles you breathe, speak, laugh, cough or sneeze into the air. When everyone wears a mask, we substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our community.”

To participate in the Wayne Wears a Mask campaign, Wayne UNC is asking community members to share why they wear a mask. Participants should take a photo of themselves while wearing their mask, holding a sign they complete that reads “I wear a mask . . .” Then post the photo to social media using the hashtag #waynewearsamask and tagging Wayne UNC Health Care.

About Wayne UNC Health Care: At Wayne UNC Health Care, our Mission is Patients First. Quality Health Care. Close to Home. Part of the UNC Health Care’s integrated network of primary and specialty providers, clinical programs and hospitals, WUNC’s 1,700 teammates and more than 150 physicians provide comprehensive medical services ranging from cancer care to surgery to women’s health.

For more information, please contact Cale Grady at 919-587-4792 or cale.grady@unchealth.unc.edu.

Visiting Hours have changed in response to COVID-19

To minimize COVID-19 exposure and keep patients, visitors and our care team safe, only 1 visitor will be permitted at a time.

Our visiting hours are:

Intensive Care Unit
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Most Inpatient Areas*
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Doors to the main lobby will close at 7:30 PM.

*At this time, patients with COVID-19 may not have visitors.

What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the purple Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of unchealthcare.org

This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider.

Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.