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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.26.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

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

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

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Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. According to the CDC, measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected. The best protection against measles is the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, also known as MMR vaccine.

Am I protected against measles?

CDC considers you protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing at least one of the following:

  • You received two doses of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a(n) —
    • school-aged child (grades K-12)
    • adult who will be in a setting that poses a high risk for measles transmission, including students at post-high school education institutions, healthcare personnel, and international travelers.
  • You received one dose of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a(n) —
    • preschool-aged child
    • adult who will not be in a high-risk setting for measles transmission.
  • A laboratory confirmed that you had measles at some point in your life.
  • A laboratory confirmed that you are immune to measles.
  • You were born before 1957.
Vaccination for Children

CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

 

Vaccination for Teens and Adults born in or after 1957

Teens and adults, born in or after 1957, should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination. Individuals unsure whether they have been vaccinated, should check with their doctor. If shot records are not available, individuals should speak with their doctor about vaccination or a blood test to determine immunity.

Adults Born Before 1957

CDC considers you protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing you were born before 1957. Individuals born before 1957 are considered protected from natural immunity because of the prevalence of the disease before vaccination was available.

International Travel

For international travelers, CDC considers you protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing at least one of the following:

  • You received one dose of measles-containing vaccine, and you are an infant aged 6–11 months
  • You received two doses of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a person 12 months or older
  • A laboratory confirmed that you had measles at some point in your life
  • A laboratory confirmed that you are immune to measles
  • You were born before 1957
Symptoms of Measles

Symptoms include a fever that lasts for a few days, followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and a rash. The rash typically appears first on the face, and then affects the rest of the body. Infected individuals are usually contagious from 4 days before their rash appears to 4 days afterwards. Anyone experiencing symptoms should immediately call their medical provider and follow their advice. Going to a provider’s office or local emergency room without calling first is not advised. Providers need to make special arrangements to evaluate someone, if needed, without putting other patients and medical office staff at risk.

For Healthcare Professionals

Think Measles. Do you know CDC's Guidelines for Patient evaluation, Diagnosis and Management? Www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/
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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

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MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 9
BOLIVIA NC, 28422

(910) 253-2250
(888) 428-4429
HEALTH@BRUNSWICKCOUNTYNC.GOV
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8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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