Public Health Officials with the Harnett County Health Department announced the county's second death resulting from COVID-19 on Friday, April 3, 2020. Reports indicate the individual was elderly and had underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this individual will be released.
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. Highlights of the data derived from the positive COVID-19 cases as of April 3, 2020 include:
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.
Stay home and call your doctor, if needed. Most people who get COVID-19 will recover without needing medical care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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.
We are updating our case count daily on the NC DHHS COVID-19 website (https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc). Harnett County’s public health team encourages residents to protect yourself from COVID-19 and any other flu-like illness by following these simple steps: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Stay away from sick people. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. Clean and disinfect surfaces especially ones that are touched frequently using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.