Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Public Information Office

The Public Information Office, a division under the County Manager’s Office, oversees the communications, marketing, and community relations efforts between the county and our citizens. Our goal is to keep citizens connected with frequent and reliable updates on news and information. You’re invited to engage with the county by participating in events, attending community input sessions, providing feedback on county initiatives and programs, and reporting any issues or concerns.

Internal and External Communications
     * Create monthly employee newsletter, Harnett Connect, and citizen newsletter, Harnett Happenings
     * Write and distribute news releases and media advisories
     * Serve as a liaison to media requests

Marketing and Branding
     * Manage county brand guidelines
     * Develop content for county social media pages
     * Create county-wide marketing and communications plans

Community Relations
     * Serve as a liaison to citizens
     * Provide opportunities to engage citizens in county initiatives, programs, events, and services
     * Facilitate community input sessions

Important Announcements
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November 12 COVID-19 Testing Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

The Harnett County Health Department has announced that due to the threat of inclement weather, the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at Coats Erwin Middle School has been cancelled.

The remaining testing schedule is as follows:

November 13

Coats Erwin Middle School
9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
2833 NC-55 Dunn, NC 28334

November 16-20
Lillington Shawtown Elementary School
9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
855 Old US Hwy 421, Lillington, NC 27546

November 23- 25
Highland Middle School
9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
345 Highland School Rd, Sanford, NC 27332

November 30 -December 4
Western Harnett Middle School
9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
11135 NC-27, Lillington, NC 27546

Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at the Testing Sites should make every effort to pre-register for testing in advance at: www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. While on-site registration will be accommodated, it will take longer than arriving with a pre-registration completed. Individuals tested at one of these test sites must provide a telephone number and email address. An identification card is NOT required. Test will be self-administered nasopharyngeal, or nasal, swab tests via a drive-thru service to anyone regardless of symptoms. The samples are then sent to laboratories, where samples are analyzed for evidence of the virus.

Testing results should be received within 3 and 5 days after the test. Test results will be provided by email notification (individuals will be required to log back into the website to view their results). Test results will also be posted in the eTrueNorth patient portal. There is not a phone number to call for results.

For more information or to view a list of upcoming testing sites log onto the Harnett County Health Department’s web site www.harnett.org/health or call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-893-7550.

View Testing information in English.

View Testing information in Spanish.

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