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Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 3, 2020)


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

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April 3 Update

  • Brunswick County Public Health is reporting the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) associated death in Brunswick County today. Full details >>
  • As of April 3, there are 24 positive cases of COVID-119, 182 pending test results and 523 confirmed negative test results, totaling 729 tests administered so far. There is one death associated to COVID-19 in the county.


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

Food Protection Program

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Food Protection Program

Many food-handling facilities, lodging facilities, and institutions are regulated by state laws and rules. The Environmental Health Section of the NC Department Of Health and Human Services provides statewide regulatory oversight of these establishments.

Sanitation Inspections

The Food And Lodging section administers state regulatory programs for the following: restaurants and other food-handling establishments, meat markets, public swimming pools (more information), child care centers, school lunchrooms, school buildings, tattoo establishments, lodging establishments, bed and breakfast homes, bed and breakfast inns, hospitals, nursing and rest homes, summer camps, local confinement facility, and residential care facilities. Staff members are authorized agents of the State to enforce state laws and rules.

The regulatory program makes sanitation inspections of these facilities.

Other Regulatory Information

View Child Care Center regulatory information.

The State also oversees the regulation of shellfish commerce. Shellfish sanitation rules have been established for the protection of the public from shellfish and crustacea that could cause illness. Shellfish sanitation rules can be found by visiting the Department Of Environment And Natural Resources (DENR) web page for shellfish commerce.

New restaurants must obtain a permit from the local Health Department. As part of the permit application process, prospective owners/managers of new restaurants must submit a plan for review by the Brunswick County Health Department. View more information.

Food Safety

Food safety is a critical concern, whether we eat at home or at a restaurant. A basic premise of food safety is keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. This Temperature Guide For Food Protection is a handy tool to print out and keep in your kitchen. For more information about food safety, visit


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.



(910) 253-2150
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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