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RECENT NEWS

2020 Public Shelters Information

July 31, 2020

Social distancing will reduce the capacity at shelters this year due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Shelter space will be limited and should be only considered as a last resort. Brunswick County recommends that individuals find alternative, safer locations to shelter such as with family, friends, or a more inland location away from this area in the event…

It’s Hurricane Season: Here’s what you need to plan for now

July 31, 2020

BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL HAVE NEW PRIMARY SHELTER LOCATIONS AND OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO UPDATED HURRICANE PLANS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  While it is still too early to anticipate Hurricane Isaias’ potential impact on our region, here are some things you can do now to prepare for a hurricane this year. Over the past several months, members of Brunswick County Emergency…

City of Northwest approves Budget Ordinance

July 29, 2020

The City of Northwest adopted its Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget on June 21, 2020. The adopted ordinance made appropriations to the General Fund and Powell Bill Fund, established a Parks and Recreation Capital Reserve fund, a vehicle Capital Reserve Fund and a parking lot Pavement Capital Reserve fund. The budget was effective as of July 1, 2020.

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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