Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 6, 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 6, there are 26 positive cases of COVID-19, 124 pending test results and 626 confirmed negative test results, totaling 776 tests administered so far. Of the 26 positive cases, 13 have recovered; one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • The location of COVID-19 cases in Brunswick County is a frequently asked question. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation in their homes located within the majority of zip codes throughout the county. Brunswick County citizens should assume that community transmission of COVID-19 is present in their neighborhoods and take the appropriate precautions.
  • 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).
  • 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. 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

Other Assistance

Medicaid & Food and Nutrition Services

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Children’s Services

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Adult Services

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Child Support Services

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Social Service Assistance Options

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Medicaid is required to assure transportation to medical appointments for all eligible individuals who need and request assistance with transportation. Transportation will be available if the recipient receives a Medicaid covered service provided by a qualified Medicaid provider (enrolled as a NC Medicaid provider). Medicaid only pays for the least expensive means suitable to the recipient’s needs.

Transportation to and from providers is a critical component for Medicaid beneficiary to obtain necessary health care. Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services consist of arranging and/or paying for transportation. When the beneficiary has access to a suitable mode of transportation, but lacks the means to use it, the county must assist with the means through mile reimbursement. When the beneficiary lacks both means and mode, the county is responsible for arranging transportation at a cost within allowable Medicaid regulations. However, the obligation to provide transportation is not without qualifications.

 How Does One Apply

Individuals can apply in person at Social Services (Annex Building) for NEMT or can request that an application be mailed to them by calling 910-253-2124 or 910-253-2118 and ask to speak to Medicaid Transportation caseworker.

Once approved for NEMT services, all trips must be called in and approved prior to the appointment. In county trips shall be called in 3 business days prior and out of county trips shall be called in at least 5 business days prior to the appointment.   NEMT recipients can call 910-253-2247 to schedule and receive approval for the trip.

Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Subsidy program uses state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care services to eligible families.  Parents are free to choose a child care arrangement that best fits their needs as long as the provider chosen participates in the Subsidized Child Care Program.  Funding is limited.  For more information, please call 910-253-2077 or applications are taken in person at the Social Services office; no appointment is necessary.

You may be eligible to receive child care assistance if:

  • You are currently employed
  • You are in school or in a job training program
  • Your child is receiving child protective services
  • Your child needs care to support child welfare services or if your family is experiencing a crisis
  • Your child has developmental needs

Work First Family Assistance

Work First Family Assistance helps parents or guardians support themselves and their families by offering short-term training, job support and monthly cash payment to families.  Program participants may also be eligible for Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services, subsidized childcare and benefit diversion program (one-time financial assistance payment) .  Applications are taken in person at the Social Services office; no appointment is necessary.  View more information.

Services to the Blind

Services to the Blind offers services and assistance to individuals who meet financial and visual eligibility requirements. Recipients do not have to receive public assistance. Services include payment of eye exams, prescription glasses, and eye-related surgery costs, and equipment for the visually-impaired including talking books and audio cassette players. For more information or to apply, contact the Services to the Blind worker directly at 910-253-2127.

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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

60 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
BUILDING B

(910) 253-2077
DSS@BRUNSWICKCOUNTYNC.GOV
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please do not email reports of abuse or neglect.
If you need to make a CPS or APS report, please call 910-253-2077 during business hours.  After Hours call 911 and ask to speak to the on call social worker.

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