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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information


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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 >>

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, Rabies and Norovirus:

Information for Summer Camps

North Carolina summer camps provide children from all over the world both physical and educational opportunities. Ensuring a rewarding and safe camp experience is important to parents, staff, and the North Carolina Division of Public Health. North Carolina Public Health encourages camp directors to be aware of the following public health concerns.


Measles is a highly contagious respiratory viral disease that is preventable by the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Over 800 hundred cases of measles have been identified in the United States since the beginning of 2019.

Below are tips for camp administrators:

• Review the facts about measles. Measles is extremely contagious and causes a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes followed 3–5 days later by a rash that usually starts on the face and spreads downward.
• Know what to do when a camper or staffer falls ill. While only a physician should evaluate a patient for measles, camp staffers and administrators should understand the symptoms and have procedures in place to ensure campers receive proper medical care.
• Be able to access a record of each camper and staff member’s immunization status.
• Consider requiring all campers and staff to be vaccinated for measles or have evidence of immunity (e.g. laboratory test). Understand that if a case of measles is identified at your camp isolation of cases and quarantine of non-immune campers and staff would be required by public health.

For additional information about measles, visit the BCHS measles page.


Rabies is a disease that, while rare in humans, is almost invariably fatal. Wild mammals may be infected with rabies, and in North Carolina the virus has been found in bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes, beaver, groundhogs, bobcats, coyotes and other large carnivores. People can get rabies if they are bitten by a rabid animal or if saliva from the animal gets into an open wound or into the eyes, nose or mouth.  People who are exposed to rabies should promptly receive post-exposure prophylaxis (immune globulin and vaccine series), which are 100% effective in preventing the disease.

Bats are of particular concern because bat bites are small and exposures may go unnoticed. Exposures of concern include any direct contact with a bat and when a bat is found in the same room as a person who may not be aware that contact has occurred (e.g., a sleeping person awakens to find a bat in the room, or an adult witnesses a bat in the room with a previously unattended child or mentally disabled or inebriated person). Finding a bat in a cabin can result in large numbers of campers and staff being referred for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis with extensive risk assessments and investigations conducted by local and state health departments.

Information on bats and rabies

Visit the CDC: Bats and Rabies webpage for more information.

Information on rabies prevention and control in North Carolina

Click on the image below to view the NC Rabies Control Manual

Inspection criteria to ensure summer camp buildings are bat proof

Click on the image below to view the checklist.

Guidance on bat-proofing buildings at camps

Click on the image below to view the full factsheet.

Wildlife Damage Control Agents (professionals that can be hired to exclude bats and wildlife)

 A list of professional Wildlife Damage Control Agents can be found on the Wildlife Resources Commission website. 

Information about medical care after an animal bite or rabies exposure

For information about medical care after an animal bite or rabies exposure, visit the CDC Wound Care and Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis webpage.


Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can cause vomiting and/or diarrhea. Fortunately, most people recover without needing medical attention. Reports of norovirus outbreaks in summer camps are not unusual since the virus survives well in the environment and is especially easy to transmit in close quarters. Encouraging campers and staff to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, avoiding entry of ill campers/staff, keeping ill individuals away from well individuals, timely and thorough environmental cleaning with the proper product, and prompt reporting of illness are key factors in preventing the spread of norovirus.

CDC Norovirus Prevention and Response in Camps

Click on the image below to view the factsheet.

CDC Healthy Camping

Click on the image below to view the factsheet.

Camp directors should contact BCHS Communicable Disease Clinic with questions about these conditions. The NC Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch is also available for consultation and can be reached by calling 919-733-3419 (24/7). 


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) 253-2250
(888) 428-4429
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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