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COVID-19 Testing: Highland Middle School

Testing will be held at Highland Middle School located at 345 Highland School Rd, Sanford, NC 27332  starting Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM each day. *Please note this site will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Anyone can be tested for COVID-19 for free at this site, and those under the age of 18 should be accompanied by their legal guardian. Tests are self-administered, meaning staff will hand the test components to the participant and instruct them on what to do. Parents or guardians will be asked to administer the test to young children. Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing should make every effort to pre-register for testing in advance at:www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.comPlease print your registration from and bring it with you for testing. Espanol

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COVID-19 Update: November 23, 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 November 23, 2020 include:

  • Confirmed cases 3692
  • Active Cases 295
  • Recovered cases 3214
  • Deaths reported 77
  • Age range 1 week-101 years
  • Average Age 40
  • Positive Cases by Race   900 Hispanic,  1843 White, 862 Black, and  87 Other
  • Positive Cases by Ethnicity  900 Hispanic2705 Non-Hispanic and  87 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: November 20, 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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Thanksgiving and COVID-19

This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.  Because North Carolina is experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 cases across the state, NCDHHS urges caution when gathering for Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations,especially for gatherings that include people who are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, such as anyone over the age of 65. For more information click on the title or click here or to view CDC web site. 

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Food Safety Tips for Your Holiday Turkey

Handling poultry (chickens and turkey) incorrectly and undercooking it are the most common problems that lead to foodborne disease outbreaks linked to poultry. Follow these four tips from the CDC to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.

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Stay Healthy: Get your Flu Shot

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 along with insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid.Vaccination Consent Form. The Vaccine Information Statement  

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Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution: December 8, 2020

As part of Harnett County’s continuing emergency preparedness effort, public Health Officials with the Health Department will make available free potassium iodide (KI) to county residents who live, work and/or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant.  The Health Department will hold its annual distribution on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm at the Duncan Junction located at 12638 NC Highway 42, in Holly Springs. KI should be kept in a safe, accessible location and should only be taken when instructed by public health authorities.   If you are unable to make it to this pick-up site, please contact the Health Department, at 910-893-7550 or www.harnett.org/health regarding a pick-up appointment.  


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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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