Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 8, 2020)

04.06.2020

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 8, there are 29 positive cases of COVID-19, 87 pending test results and 734 confirmed negative test results, totaling 850 tests administered so far. Of the 29 positive cases, 16 are male and 13 are female; 18 are considered recovered cases and one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • Do not travel or encourage others to travel to and from Brunswick County during Easter weekend or the rest of April to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our county and state.
  • If you recently traveled to Brunswick County from another country, another state, or even another county in North Carolina, you need to take responsible, proactive measures to quarantine yourself and any fellow travelers now.
  • Brunswick County government offices are closed this Friday to observe Good Friday. Friday trash and recycling collection will take place as usual.
  • See a full list of food resources and programs available to those who need assistance in the full update (contact and/or applications/qualifications might be necessary).
  • 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.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary

 

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

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the Brunswick County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a federally-mandated committee with membership from:

  • Business and industry
  • Emergency response groups such as fire, medical and law enforcement
  • Community groups
  • Elected officials
  • Media
  • Hospitals
  • Environmental interest groups
  • Public schools and universities
  • General public

The mission of the LEPC is to effectively plan for emergencies involving hazardous materials. The LEPC is tasked with the responsibility for SARA Title III Environmental Compliance, HAZMAT training and exercises, the Site-Specific Chemical Planning Program, coordination of chemical information to emergency responders, and maintenance of the county-wide incident management plan.

The LEPC meets quarterly and the public is invited to attend. View the LEPC meeting schedule.

The primary responsibility of the LEPC is to receive information about hazardous substances from industries and to use this information to develop comprehensive site emergency plans to handle emergencies. It is also responsible for establishing procedures and programs which make it easy for citizens to understand and have access to the information that industry submits.

The LEPC can assist you in obtaining chemical-related information from industries in your neighborhood. Federal law requires LEPCs to establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information. The Brunswick County Emergency Management Division has been designated as the official agency to serve as coordinator of this information.

Industries must provide three types of information to the LEPC, including:

  1. In case of an accidental release of certain chemicals, industries must immediately notify appropriate federal, state and local agencies, including the LEPC. Once submitted, release information is maintained on file with the LEPC.
  2. If a business stores, uses or manufactures one of approximately 360 chemicals that the U.S. EPA considers extremely hazardous, the business must report to the LEPC the amount, general location and hazards caused by the chemical’s use or storage.
  3. Annually, the industry must submit to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and to the U.S. EPA a Toxic Release Inventory which reports on the amounts of toxic chemicals routinely emitted into the air or water, or shipped off-site for treatment or disposal.

Federal law required the LEPC to complete an Emergency Response Plan within two years after the date of the enactment of the Community Right-to-Know Act. The LEPC is required to review the plan at least annually.

The plan is available for public inspection at the following location:

Brunswick County Emergency Services

3325 Old Ocean Highway
P.O. Box 249
Bolivia, NC 28428
910-253-2565

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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

3325 OLD OCEAN HIGHWAY
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(910) 253-5383
emergency.services@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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