Brunswick County updates voluntary face covering policy for county employees, visitors

11.02.2021

Brunswick County updates voluntary face covering policy for county employees, visitors

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – Beginning this week, use of face coverings is voluntary for county employees and visitors inside most Brunswick County Government buildings and facilities, including libraries. Face coverings will remain required in county clinical settings that offer health care services as required under federal regulations.

The updated policy takes into account declining trends in new cases and testing positivity rates among Brunswick County residents. Meanwhile, vaccination trends continue to rise, with 62% of residents vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 59% considered fully vaccinated—one of the higher vaccination rates in our region and state.

This updated policy is for county government buildings only. Other organizations within Brunswick County may have their own face covering policies in place. Individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are still encouraged to wear face coverings in all public settings per CDC and NCDHHS health guidance.

Brunswick County Health Services continues to schedule appointments for first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone aged 12 and up, third additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for the immunocompromised, and booster vaccines of all three vaccine types for eligible individuals. See full eligibility requirements and book an appointment at brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines

Following CDC approval, vaccine eligibility will also soon become available for children aged 5 to 11. Individuals are encouraged to sign up for Brunswick County updates for an announcement when appointments become available for this age group.

Individuals can continue to use our online, phone, email, or other virtual means to conduct business with the County. A list of online resources and contact information for county departments is online at brunswickcountync.gov/coronavirus

The Brunswick County Courthouse also recently announced that masks and face coverings are voluntary inside their facilities. For questions about Courthouse operations, contact the Courthouse directly at 910.253.3900.

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, tracing, treatment, and more, contact the Brunswick County Public Health Call Line at 910.253.2339 or email coronavirus@brunswickcountync.gov.

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov