We will be providing updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus) on this page. Additional announcements will also be posted as they arise. Please follow this page for updates pertinent to Duplin County.
As of this morning, the Duplin County Health Department reports it does not have any positive COVID-19 cases among Duplin County residents. Protocol requires positive or suspected COVID-19 cases detected by any healthcare provider in the county be reported to our health department for monitoring and investigation.
County departments will remain open and available to provide services to the public. Extra precautions for hand washing and surface sanitation are practiced in all our facilities. We also recommend the public take care to wash their hands and avoid touching surfaces. Some departments, such as Duplin County Services for the Aged are making alternate arrangements to provide public services to clients.
Public K-12 schools are closed through March 30 pursuant to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 117.
Mass gatherings of more than 100 people are banned across the state pursuant to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 117.
– Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
– Avoid touching surfaces, your eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently such as door handles, writing utensils, tabletops, phones, and remote controls. This virus is transmitted via respiratory droplets, which can live on surfaces for days.
– Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. This virus is transmitted via respiratory droplets, which can travel up to six feet.
– Stay home if you are ill.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline for questions or concerns related to coronavirus: 866-462-3821.