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COVID-19 Update: July 14, 2020

As our COVID-19 cases continue to increase, protect yourself and others. When you leave home: Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people. Wait 6 feet apart and avoid close contact. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Highlights of the data derived from the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for Harnett County as of July 14, 2020 include:

  • Confirmed cases 795
  • Recovered cases 648
  • Deaths reported 32
  • Age ranges are 1 month-97 years
  • Average Age is 42
  • Positive Cases by Race 332 Hispanic, 279 White, 166 Black, and 18 Other
  • Positive Cases by Ethnicity 332 Hispanic, 445 Non-Hispanic and 18 Other
  • Gender 52% female and 48% male

It is important to remember that the data contained in this release is subject to change as cases are investigated and additional testing is performed.

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COVID-19 Harnett County Dashboard : July 10, 2020

The Health Department is working to provide consistent updates about reported cases of COVID-19, to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in our county. The COVID-19 Harnett County Dashboard offers a snapshot of confirmed COVID-19 cases specific to Harnett County. The report includes daily case counts, cases per week, cases by age, race, ethnicity, gender and deaths. For more information regarding the data in this report contact the Health Department at 910-893-7550.

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COVID-19: What do I need to do?

Slow the Spread: With your help, we will slow the spread of COVID-19. Do your part: Practice the 3Ws-wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth, wait 6 feet from others and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. Espanol

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Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The CDC has expanded the list of symptoms for COVID-19. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Learn more: CDC web site. Espanol

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Board of Health Meeting: July 16, 2020

Balancing the need to continue to conduct the business of the County and the need to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order and prudent recommendations from the CDC and the NCDHHS, the Harnett County Board of Health will convene their July 16, 2020 regular meeting at 7:00pm under certain conditions:

  1. Harnett County Board of Health Chair and staff will be stationed in the meeting chambers to maintain the recommended social distancing of 6 feet. Other Board of Health members will call into the meeting.
  2. Only County Government staff necessary to conduct the meeting or to speak on scheduled agenda items will be in attendance.
  3. The July 16, 2020 meetingwill not be open to members of the public to attend in personas we are observing the current provisions of any Executive Orders related to mass gatherings and public health guidance regarding social distancing. The public will have the opportunity to listen to the meeting by calling into the meeting.
  4. If you wish to call in and listen to the meeting, you may dial (910)814-6959. Please remember to mute your phone while listening so as not to disrupt others listening.
  5. Public Comment by calling (910) 814-6959 - Period of up to 30 minutes for informal comments allowing 3 minutes for each presentation.

The Board appreciates the public’s patience and understanding as they seek to ensure the continuity of County operations while demonstrating compliance with State Law and prudent Public Health practices in these difficult times. To view a copy of the meeting agenda click here or on the title for call-in-directions click here.

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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know-Wednesday, July 22nd

Join us for the “Vaping and E-Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know” Session on Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:00am-10:30am. This will be a virtual session using Zoom. For more information or to register call 910-814-6196 to get the Zoom meeting ID and password. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  For more information click here.

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Getting too hot can make you sick. Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. With the heat index continuing to increase and even hotter temperatures predicted, take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated and to keep informed. Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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Harnett County Health Department now has a Twitter Page! Follow us for information on upcoming programs, health news and more.

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