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Northampton County Health Department has been investigating cases of COVID-19 in our community, both in individual settings and outbreak settings. Part of these investigations includes looking for possible COVID-19 related death events. Our Health Department has been informed of potential COVID-19 related deaths by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Northampton County Health Department offers its sincerest sympathy to the families and individuals impacted by COVID illness.
According to NCDHHS, a novel coronavirus COVID-19-associated death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness that was confirmed to be COVID-19 by an appropriate laboratory test. There should be no period of complete recovery between COVID-19 diagnosis and death. .
Northampton County Health Department works hard to protect the privacy of individuals, and to respect the families of those cases who have passed-away. To that end, we will not be sharing any further information. We are continuing to investigate all COVID-19 cases in our County and will continue to follow NCDHHS guidance on reporting of cases, outbreaks, and deaths related to COVID-19.
VIDANT HEALTH COMMUNITY HELPLINE
COVID-19 is still active in our communities. Let’s continue to stand up for eastern North Carolina and help flatten the curve. One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, practice social distancing and encourage others to do their part. And if you feel like you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, fever, or change in smell or taste, call our free Vidant Health Community Help Line at 252-847-8000 for assistance.
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
SPECIAL ALERT FOR VA, SSI RECIPIENTS WHO DON'T FILE A TAX RETURN AND HAVE DEPENDENTS
P-EBT Pandemic Electronic Benefits
(March 27, 2020 5:00 pm) NC Governor Roy Cooper Executive Order No. 121 Stay-at-Home. FAQ Concerning Executive Order 121.
(March 26, 2020 4:00 pm) As of March 26, 2020, there are 4 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) that we know of in Northampton County.
(March 22, 2020 10:00 am) Please be advised that as of March 22,2020, there is one confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) that we know of in Northampton County (see press release attached). The affected person is currently in isolation in a healthcare facility. Local public health officials will notify individuals if they may have been at risk of being in contact with the affected person.
(March 20, 2020 5:00 PM) Letter to Northampton County Citizens
NC Governor's Information Link
(March 19, 2020, 9:30 AM) As of this current moment, there are absolutely NO COVID-19 POSITIVE Cases in Northampton County. Could this change in the next few minutes absolutely as the Health Department and Private Providers are testing individuals according the CDC and WHO guidance.
Ways to Protect Yourself against COVID-19:
- Frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds in warm soapy water
- Sanitize surfaces with bleach solution several times throughout the day (5 tablespoons per quart of water, made fresh daily)
- Practice Social Distancing (minimum 6 feet apart)
- Avoid gatherings of groups of people
- When you go out to shop, go during times when there's less people
- STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS SO AS NOT TO POTENTIALLY SPREAD TO OTHERS!
PHASE 2 EXECUTIVE ORDER 141
PHASE 2 EXECUTIVE ORDER 141 FAQ's
PHASE 2 EXECUTIVE ORDER 141 Additional guidance for various businesses: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#phase-2-easing-of-restrictions
(March 17, 2020) Governor Roy Cooper EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 118
IMITING OPERATIONS OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS AND BROADENING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
(March 14, 2020) Governor Roy Cooper EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 117
PROHIBITING MASS GATHERINGS AND DIRECTING THE STATEWIDE CLOSURE OF K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19