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COVID-19 Update: September 18, 2020

As our cases continue to increase, protect yourself and others by doing the 3 Ws: WEAR a cloth covering over your nose and mouth, WAIT 6 feet apart, and WASH your hands. These actions can protect our families and neighbors. Highlights of the data derived from the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for Harnett County as of September 18, 2020 include:

  • Confirmed cases 1987
  • Active Cases 269
  • Recovered cases 1605
  • Deaths reported 51
  • Age range 1 week-97 years
  • Average Age 38
  • Positive Cases by Race 625 Hispanic, 843 White, 473 Black, and 46 Other
  • Positive Cases by Ethnicity 625 Hispanic, 1316 Non-Hispanic and 46 Other
  • Gender 51% female and 49% 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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Stay Healthy: Get your Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is easy and it is the first and most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your family from the flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. The Health Department will be providing drive thru flu shot clinics Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00pm. The drive thru clinics will allow you to receive your flu vaccine without leaving your car. Download our consent form, complete and bring with you along with insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid.Vaccination Consent Form. The Vaccine Information Statement


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Drive thru Flu Shots: October 5, 2020

Getting a flu shot is easy and it is the first and most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your family from the flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Get your flu shot without leaving your car! The Health Department will be providing “Drive thru” flu shots on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm. Download the consent form complete it and bring along with all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. For more information, regarding flu shots call our office at 910-893-7550. Vaccination Consent Form and the Vaccine Information Statement


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Outbreaks and Clusters:

The Health Department is currently monitoring seven COVID-19 outbreaks. In a congregate living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases. The following four facilities are experiencing second COVID-19 outbreaks: Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cornerstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center both facilities are located in Dunn. Universal Healthcare and Pinecrest Gardens both facilities are located in Lillington. Confirmation regarding positive cases of COVID-19 outbreaks are reported at Greenleaf Assisted Living and Emerald Health and Rehabilitation Center both facilities are located in Lillington. One correctional institution, Harnett Correctional Institution located in Lillington. Data are preliminary, and these numbers and facilities are subject to change as more information is obtained during outbreak investigations. Facilities with less than 10 residents are not included to protect patient confidentiality. Currently there are no clusters to report.


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COVID-19 Harnett County Dashboard: September 18, 2020

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 Employee Guidance

The COVID-19 Employee Guidance document can help you prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. Please follow these guidelines if you have signs/symptoms of COVID-19 or if you or someone in your household is identified as a contact to someone that tested positive for COVID-19. Please read carefully.


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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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