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On Campus at Duke: Duke network provides national COVID-19 support

Community Health Watch offers bilingual symptom support for self-quarantined individuals during the pandemic

June 03, 2020 | by Brandy Chieco

On Campus at Duke: Duke network provides national COVID-19 support

In a time when access to reliable information and healthcare is critical, Duke University launched the Community Health Watch program in April 2020 to provide bilingual symptom support and guidance for people caring for themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent article on Duke Today states that the program, initially designed to help individuals manage symptoms with daily texts, emails and phone calls for severe cases, quickly expanded to become the Pandemic Response Network – a network of organizations aligned to serve the broader needs of individuals and communities during the pandemic.

Visit the Pandemic Response Network to learn more, join the program to monitor your symptoms, and stay safe and connected.

About the author


Brandy Chieco Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Brandy oversees marketing and communications, events and special initiatives for the Office of Gift Planning. She works closely with donors who are featured in Duke Magazine, the Blueprints blog and other publications. She also works closely with development teams, schools and alumni volunteers as part of our comprehensive reunion efforts. Prior to joining the team, Brandy worked in marketing, human resources and banking. She received her B.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. When she is not in the office, Brandy enjoys local theatre, exploring the diverse Durham food scene and spending quality time with her husband and son.

Brandy Chieco can be contacted via email or by phone at (919) 681-8030.

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