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With Cases Rising Rapidly, North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement

November 23, 2020

Ten More Counties Designated as Red for Critical Community Spread  Link: https://governor.nc.gov/news/cases-rising-rapidly-north-carolina-tightens-existing-mask-requirements-and-enforcementRaleighNov 23, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper today issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11. “I have…

Brunswick County COVID-19 Update

November 23, 2020

Brunswick County shared a COVID-19 Snapshot Update and a letter from our Health and Human Services Department about COVID-19 during the Thanksgiving holiday season today. You can find these updates on the county’s website via the links below. COVID-19 Snapshot Update for Nov. 20: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/coronavirusupdate11-20-20/ A Letter to Our Residents About COVID-19 This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/covid19-thanksgiving-letter/ Below is a message…

NCDHHS Releases New Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations, Black Friday Shopping

November 16, 2020

Link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-releases-new-guidance-thanksgiving-celebrations-black-friday-shopping The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance for Thanksgiving celebrations and Black Friday shopping to help North Carolinians gauge the risks, protect their friends and loved ones, and slow the spread of COVID-19. “The best way to protect loved ones during Thanksgiving is to limit travel and gatherings with anyone who does not live…

COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

What is COVID-19 Coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.  (Source: CDC)

What Are the Symptoms?

 

Have Symptoms or Think You've Been Exposed?

If you think you might have novel coronavirus, you should reach out to your primary care provider first before traveling to their site to alert them of your symptoms so they can make appropriate steps to protect you and others.

Have a Question?

Brunswick County has opened a joint information center featuring a public health call line with county nurses available to answer questions and provide information to residents about the novel coronavirus. The phone line will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

The County also has an email account where residents can send in their questions via email. Emails sent over the weekend will be answered on the next business day.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CALL LINE AND EMAIL INFORMATION

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services continues to operate its own public health call line that is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Individuals can call to speak with a public health professional at any time at 1.866.462.3821.

Need More Information?

Please click here for Brunswick County's COVID-19 information page

Click here for the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 response page.

More information can also be found on the CDC and NCDHHS websites.

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

The County has information and resources for individuals and businesses that need assistance via the follow webpages:

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