Coronavirus Questions? Call This Number Instead of 911
This number will connect you to your state’s coronavirus hotline, freeing up emergency lines and first responders for true emergencies.
With emergency dispatchers across the country overwhelmed by record-breaking call volume due to the coronavirus pandemic, right now, it’s essential that 911 is reserved for true medical emergencies.
Instead of dialing 911 with general COVID-19 questions or to find out where you can be tested for the deadly virus, please consider calling (478) 292-6843.
As Lifehacker points out, this number will connect you to your state’s coronavirus hotline, freeing up emergency lines and first responders for true emergencies.
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The hotline is a function of While at Home, an online resource for all things related to the coronavirus pandemic. Here, parents, educators, caregivers, and medical professionals can find everything they need to know to stay healthy and happy during this unprecedented time. Visitors can also access a comprehensive guide to each state’s coronavirus response.
For more information on the coronavirus outbreak, you can also visit the CDC’s website here.
We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.