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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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)

Questions? Call the Public Health Call Line: 910.253.2339 (open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding county-observed holidays) or email coronavirus@brunswickcountync.gov

COVID-19 Vaccines

Centers for Disease Prevention & Control’s (CDC) new recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines

The CDC now recommends Moderna & Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as best choice for most people for preventing severe infection from COVID-19. People who prefer to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will continue to have access to it, given they do not have any contraindications, as will people who cannot receive an mRNA vaccine. The CDC emphasizes that receiving any vaccine, including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, is better than being unvaccinated.

All community members aged 5 or older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Note: Those aged 5-17 are eligible for the Pfizer version of the vaccine only. Health Services requires written permission from a parent/legal guardian to administer vaccines to those aged 5-15 and to administer booster vaccines to those aged 5-17. If someone else brings your child to their appointment, complete a consent form to send with them. Click here to download consent form.

Español: Los niños de 5-17 años ahora son elegibles para programar citas y recibir la vacuna pediátrica COVID-19 de Pfizer BioNTech en la clínica de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Brunswick en Bolivia. Las vacunas COVID-19 son gratuitas y no se requiere seguro. Si su hijo va a asistir a su cita con alguien que no sea su padre o tutor legal, el padre/tutor legal deberá enviar un formulario de permiso firmado con el niño. Descargue un formulario de permiso aquí. Para programar la cita de su hijo/a, llame al 910-253-2339 oprograme en línea aquí.

Where to find your Free N95 masks in Brunswick County

Here are spots in Brunswick County where you may find federally provided N95 masks, as supplies last. These supplies will not include child-sized masks at this time.

Contact the site or pharmacy first for pick up instructions and to inquire about mask availability:

Brunswick County Health and Human Services dispersed its full allocation of N95 masks to several of our municipal and senior center partners to improve access countywide.

N95 masks are not available through Brunswick County Health Services, including clinics, as our focus remains on vaccination efforts.

Supplies are limited and dependent upon the numbers the federal government sends counties, pharmacies, or stores. The County is not aware of additional masks shipments coming from the federal government at this time.

Learn more about N95 and other types of masks here.

COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard (NCDHHS)

Follow the buttons below for the most up-to-date COVID-19 data for our county and state on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Dashboard.

Note: Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, Brunswick County will discontinue updates to the case count table. Current and historical case count data and other metrics related to COVID-19 for Brunswick County and North Carolina are available on the NCDHHS COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard.

Follow the links above for the latest data from the NCDHHS or visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

 

Quick Links to COVID-19 Information

Guidance

Guidance for the Public and Providers

Click a section below for guidance and links to more information for the public and providers related to COVID-19 mitigation and protection.

Public Guidance

Preventing the Spread of Germs

Know how it spreads

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

Monitor Your Health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

People at High Risk

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:

People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised
    • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease

Source: CDC

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