Update: CDC Confirms Passenger Tested Negative for Coronavirus

Jan. 25: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms the passenger tested negative for coronavirus. For more information, visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services news release: Test Results Negative for Possible Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in North Carolina

Jan. 24: RDU Passenger Under Investigation for Coronavirus

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority was notified that a passenger contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after landing at RDU on Jan. 23 with concerns about potential exposure to the coronavirus. The passenger arrived at RDU from JFK after a trip to China that included time in Wuhan.

The Airport Authority responded immediately and continues to work with a number of partner agencies and outside organizations including the CDC, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and Wake and Durham counties. The passenger was transported to Duke Hospital from RDU and is being evaluated by medical specialists while awaiting test results from the CDC.

According to state health officials, at no time were airport guests, employees and visitors at risk of infection and they do not need to take any special health precautions. Out of an abundance of caution, RDU followed the guidance of public health experts and completed appropriate disinfection protocols. Airport operations were not disrupted and RDU remains under normal operations.

RDU continues to work with public health experts regarding the release of information about this case. The CDC is the agency responsible for determining health screening protocols at airports.

For more information about 2019 novel coronavirus, visit CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.

For a North Carolina update on Coronavirus visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/dhhs-investigating-possible-case-coronavirus-north-carolina