Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 2, 2020)

04.02.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

Key Points

  • As of April 2, there are 23 positive cases of COVID-19, 225 pending test results and 457 confirmed negative test results, totaling 705 tests administered so far.
  • Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 is now in effect: Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member. The order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. Travelers returning after domestic travel from areas with widespread community transmission, cruise ships, riverboats, or by air travel should also self-quarantine at home for 14 days after returning.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary
  • The CDC now recommends people with mild COVID-19 symptoms stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

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, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Surviving a Hurricane

Hurricane Survival Safety

This material is provided as a public service. Its purpose is to increase hurricane awareness. The key to survival is advance preparation!

When a Watch Is Issued

  • Monitor storm reports
  • Make arrangements for pets
  • Check supplies
  • Fuel automobiles
  • Store non-perishable foods
  • Store fresh drinking water
  • Protect glass openings
  • Buy materials for emergency repairs

When a Warning Is Issued

  • Monitor storm reports
  • Leave mobile homes
  • Prepare for high winds
  • Protect windows
  • Relocate boats on trailers
  • Check boat mooring lines
  • Store valuables and paperwork
  • Prepare for floods an tornadoes
  • Double-check survival supplies

Safety Reminders:

If You Evacuate

  • Take your disaster supply kit
  • Bring pillows and blankets
  • Have a safe place to go
  • Bring extra cash
  • Enact your pet plan
  • Bring important family documents in a waterproof container
  • Secure your home
  • Follow your county evacuation map
  • Don’t drive on flooded roads
  • Follow officials’ instructions
  • Stay away from downed power lines
  • After the threat, listen to local officials for the all-clear

If You Stay at Home If you are not able to evacuate, it is best to stay at a shelter. In the event of a disaster, there are special shelters set up for those with special medical needs. If you do choose to stay at home, follow these tips:

  • Cover all windows and doors with shutters or other shielding materials
  • Have extra cash on hand
  • Have a weather radio on hand for frequent updates
  • Follow instructions of local officials
  • Stay away from windows and doors
  • Go to an interior room on the first floor
  • Have a family communication plan
  • Remain indoors even during the eye of the storm

Generator Safety

Portable generators are a good source of alternative power if an outage occurs, but they should only be used in emergency situations. An improperly installed or operated generator can be deadly! View more information on safely operating a generator.

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