Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Wayne County Health Department and Wayne County Office of Emergency Services continue to coordinate with federal and state agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

NC 2-1-1 is available 24/7 to answer COVID-19 questions. Simply call 211 or 888-892-1162. Sign up to receive text updates on COVID-19 in North Carolina by texting COVIDNC to 898211. 

Wayne County has established a Public Information Hotline to answer questions about response in Wayne County. This hotline can be reached Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and weekends from 10am-2pm. Simply call 919-705-1800 to be connected.

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor if you need medical care. Learn more in this NCDHHS fact sheet in English and Spanish

If you do not have a primary care doctor, visit https://www.unchealthcare.org/ and click the purple "Coronavirus Help" tab at the bottom.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or call ahead then go to the Emergency Department.

The State of North Carolina is under a Stay at Home Order in effect Monday, March 30, 2020 for 30 days.

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THE EXECUTIVE STAY AT HOME ORDER

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News Releases

Press Release 4/6/20: Wayne County Animal Shelter Scheduling Appointments for Services

Press Release 4/6/20: Wayne County Opens Public Information Hotline for COVID-19

Press Release 4/3/20: Wayne County Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases at Long-term Care Facility

Press Release 3/31/20: Wayne County Confirms Fifth Positive COVID-19 Case

Press Release 3/30/20: Wayne County Confirms Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case

Press Release 3/25/20: Screenings Increased at Wayne County Health Department and Social Services

Press Release 3/25/20: Wayne County Confirms Third Positive COVID-19 Case

Press Release 3/25/20: Wayne County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting

Press Release 3/24/20: Second COVID-19 Case Confirmed for Wayne County, Hospitalized in Wake

Press Release 3/24/20: Service Changes for Inspections, Environmental Health, and Planning Departments

Press Release 3/19/20: Updated Court Schedule from the Wayne County Court System

Press Release 3/18/20: Updated Procedures for Wayne County Department of Social Services

Press Release 3/17/20: Wayne County Health Department COVID-19 Guidelines for Patients

Press Release 3/16/20: COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Wayne County, Quarantined on SJAFB

Press Release 3/16/20: Wayne County Library and Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center Closing

Press Release 3/15/20: Wayne County Issues State of Emergency Effective March 16, 2020

Press Release 3/13/20: Wayne County Identifies One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19

Press Release 3/12/20: Wayne County Public Library and Services on Aging Postpone Events

Press Release 3/11/20: Update on COVID-19 Preparedness in Wayne County

Press Release 2/28/20: Wayne County Health Department and Office of Emergency Services Stand Ready Against Coronavirus Outbreak in China