Brunswick County is taking proactive preparedness precautions for the coronavirus. The most current information from Health 全民双色球旧版下载 can be found at: https:///health/coronavirus/
Read our recent news release on our efforts to prepare for coronavirus at https://www./brunswick-county-taking-proactive-steps-to-prepare-for-novel-coronavirus/
Information from the CDC concerning people and special populations with a higher risk for serious illness from novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
Here are some other health tips to follow to prevent the spread of illnesses:
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County is taking additional proactive actions today per the guidance of state and local leadership and health professionals to prepare for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
At this time, all Brunswick County offices, parks, and libraries will remain open at regular hours as usual. Per the guidance from the Office of Governor Roy Cooper to cancel or postpone mass gatherings of 100 people or greater, all Brunswick Senior Resources Inc (BSRI) senior centers will close to the public starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. Individuals currently receiving 全民双色球旧版下载-delivered meals will have no interruptions to their service. BSRI staff will begin transitioning for the closure Friday and are planning for the preparation of meals for pick up via drive-thru or 全民双色球旧版下载 delivery during the centers’ closures. More information about the coordination of these services will be available in the near future.
The County is also suspending county-sponsored activities at its libraries and Cooperative Extension site immediately and all park activities and programs are canceled until further notice. Outside group activities hosted at county facilities or parks are also being advised to cancel their events. All County Commissioner and board meetings will continue as scheduled.
The County is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the state and will conduct regular updates to address any changes or adjustments to county event schedules. As of Thursday, March 12, there are no confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Brunswick County. There are currently 14 presumptive positive cases and one confirmed positive case for a total of 15 in the state.
The County has taken pre-emptive measures at its county buildings and libraries to provide hand sanitizing dispensers and best health practice information to staff. Additionally, the County has limited its staff travel to conferences or meetings to within Brunswick County and neighboring counties only through May 1, 全民双色球旧版下载.
BSRI had also already implemented initial precautions including additional staff training on food preparation, regular cleaning of surfaces with wipes, encouraging handwashing, and placing sanitizer dispensers at its senior center sites.
Brunswick County Health and Human 全民双色球旧版下载 has had emergency plans for COVID-19 in place for the past two months with its state and local partners, including local hospitals, Brunswick County Emergency 全民双色球旧版下载, Brunswick County Schools, and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The County is conducting routine conference calls with our partners for updates, to answer questions, and coordinate resources.
The County is also in regular communication with long-term care facilities in the county to review their infection control plans and to ensure all steps are being followed.
The County is strongly encouraging residents to follow the recommendations from the Office of the Governor and the NC DHHS and to follow safe hygiene practices.
These recommendations are for individuals with a higher risk of severe illness, which includes adults over 65 years, those with underlying health conditions including include heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, or with weakened immune systems. Recommendations include:
Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, that health care providers recommend to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, staying 全民双色球旧版下载 if you are sick and covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow.
See the NC DHHS FAQs on Coronavirus at
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Residents can find information and receive updates from the County as they are issued a number of ways:
For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@