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COVID-19 Update: As of April 7, 2020

As of April 7, 2020 no new cases were reported for Harnett County. It is important to remember that this data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. We are encouraging the community to follow the Public Health Orders that have been issued to help stop the spread of this disease in our community.

Take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public space. A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. When in public, use a cloth face covering that:

  • Reaches above nose & below chin, completely covering mouth & nostrils
  • Fits snugly against sides of your face
  • Is made of multiple layers of cloth that you can breathe through

Take action to slow the spread of COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, and frequently washing your hands.

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COVID-19 Count: April 6, 2020

To help our community better understand how the pandemic is developing, below is data about the positive cases that were reported for Harnett County. It is important to remember that this data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated.  We are encouraging the community to follow the Public Health Orders that have been issued to help stop the spread of this disease in our community.  Highlights of the data derived from the positive COVID-19 cases as of April 6, 2020 include:               

  • Currently there are 32 cases
  • The number of Recovered Cases 21
  • The number of deaths reported 2
  • The age ranges are from 19 to 88 years
  • The median age is 47
  • By gender the cases are divided at 53% females and 47% for males 

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COVID-19:What to Do If You Feel Sick

Stay home and call your doctor, if needed. Most people who get COVID-19 will recover without needing medical care. The CDC recommends that you stay home if you have mild symptoms – such as fever and cough withoutshortness of breath or difficulty breathing. You can call your doctor to see if you need medical care. For more information click here or on the title.

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Restrictions on Restaurants and Bars: COVID-19:

As of March 20, 2020, the following guidance is the most current associated with COVID-19. Restaurants shall close all seating areas immediately and bars are directed to close immediately. Restaurants are restricted to carry-out, drive-through, and delivery to ensure food is available while maintaining social distancing. Restaurant staff are not permitted to serve patrons indoors or in the outdoor seating area. All areas of North Carolina are subject to mass gathering restrictions and social distancing guidelines. If a restaurant has outdoor seating, onsite consumption in the outdoor seating area is not permitted pursuant to the Order of Abatement. Although law enforcement that Law Enforcement is responsible for enforcement, Harnett County Environmental Health will assist with education and guidance regarding restaurants. Please call our office at 910-893-7547.

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Coronavirus Helpline & Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

As questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) increase across North Carolina, a statewide Coronavirus Helpline has been set up for the public. The phone number to the Coronavirus Helpline is 866-462-3821, which will be available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What you need to know fact sheet: Coronavirus infections initially were diagnosed in Wuhan City, China and have since been reported in travelers from this city to other locations in China and other countries including the United States. For more information about 2019 novel coronavirus (2019- nCoV), click here to visit CDC’s website at or click here to view the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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Women, Infants and Children(WIC)

WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, is a nutrition program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC is available to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To submit a request for WIC services, call 910-893-7570 or or use this form.

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