NEW HANOVER COUNTY – New Hanover County has provided community information, consistent with State and CDC guidance, to enhance proactive and prevention measures for COVID-19. A document with that local guidance for individuals, community organizations, senior facilities, schools and childcare facilities, healthcare settings and employers can be viewed here. It provides information about activities that should be done now to prepare, as well as what to do if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Hanover County.
“A lot has changed over the past 24 hours and we want to make sure our community is informed, prepared, but not panicked,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman. “Communities around the world have taken proactive steps to mitigate the virus, and they have seen positive outcomes. That is the purpose of these measures, and is the reason the county is encouraging social distancing especially for those who are in the higher-risk categories.”
Residents are encouraged to prepare for the potential impacts of COVID-19 as you would for other emergencies, using the ReadyNHC steps:
Make a Plan
Build a Kit
A media roundtable, which can be viewed here, was held today to share information and answer questions from local media.
Visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus for information about how you can protect against COVID-19, current guidance for symptoms and testing, community measures to reduce risk, and more.