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Local officials support NCDEQ’s response to Chemours for greater community protections

Posted March 2, 2022 at 4:48 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Today, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent a letter to Chemours, directing them to expand the scope and detail of their proposed … Read More »

As COVID guidelines change, children and youth vaccines strongly encouraged 

Posted February 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As restrictions and safety guidance related to COVID-19 are eased, officials with New Hanover County Health and Human Services are continuing to stress the importance … Read More »

Commissioners express concerns about Chemours’ well water sampling plan, advocate for greater protections

Posted February 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, along with Public Health Director David Howard, recently sent letters to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) … Read More »

As COVID trends slowly improve, HHS continues to emphasize importance of vaccines, booster

Posted February 17, 2022 at 3:04 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – While locally-focused COVID-19 metrics in New Hanover County have recently moved in a positive direction, officials with Health and Human Services continue to stress the … Read More »

COVID testing available at Pandemic Operations Center starting next week

Posted February 10, 2022 at 3:28 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting February 16, members of the community looking to get tested for COVID-19 will be able to receive this service, free of charge, at the New Hanover County Health and Human … Read More »

HHS COVID vaccination sites moving to Pandemic Ops Center, testing added 

Posted February 3, 2022 at 3:50 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Next week, New Hanover County Health and Human Services (HHS) will be closing its COVID vaccination sites at Independence Mall and at the HHS health clinic and moving the operations over to the HHS Pandemic Operations Center at 1507 Greenfield … Read More »

Safety measures, vaccine boosters encouraged as COVID continues to impact community

Posted January 27, 2022 at 4:13 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – With more than 6,500 documented new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the last 14 days and 27 deaths from COVID-19 reported in New Hanover County this month, Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance … Read More »

Public Notice: HHS data review subcommittee to meet on January 28

Posted January 25, 2022 at 10:57 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthPublic NoticeSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s data review subcommittee will meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 to discuss … Read More »

Federal government providing free at-home COVID-19 test kits 

Posted January 20, 2022 at 10:45 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Households can now receive four at-home COVID-19 tests for free through the Postal Service by simply filling out an online form.   Tests can be requested by visiting www.CovidTests.gov and submitting … Read More »

Face coverings remain optional, safety measures strongly encouraged by HHS Board

Posted January 18, 2022 at 12:08 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Face coverings will remain optional in New Hanover County, after the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board reviewed and discussed COVID-19 metrics at … Read More »

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