COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


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Important COVID-19 Update!

Groups 1 through part of Group 4 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Edgecombe County Health Department and other providers in the County are offering the vaccine. See below on how to make an appointment. Those in Group 4 that are eligible are:
  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase the risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers.
The rest of Group 4 will become eligible on April 7th

For an appointment, call our COVID Hotline at (252) 563-4600. We are receiving a high number of calls, so you may get our voicemail. If so, be sure to leave your name, phone number, and date of birth. 

Other providers in the County are also offering the vaccine:
You can search for locations across the State by going to covid19.ncdhhs.gov/findyourspot.

If you already have an appointment scheduled with the Edgecombe Co. Health Dept., and you end up going somewhere else for your vaccination, please contact us at 252-563-4600 to let us know so we can open that spot for someone else.
 
Please continue to wash your hands, wear a mask and wait at least 6 feet apart. Let all stay #EdgecombeStrong!


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COVID-19 vaccines can be done in any county regardless of residence. Click here for information on Health Departments and transportation resources across the state. 


New CDC Definity of 'Close Contact" to a Case of COVID-19 
On October 21, 2020, the CDC updated their definition of close contact to include anyone who has been within 6 feet of a  COVID-19 case for a cumulative of 15 or more minutes within a 24-hour period. This updated definition means that it is even more important to social distance and wear a face covering to lower the risk of virus transmission. Read the full notice from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about the latest Executive Orders from Governor Roy Cooper.

New Response protocol for Fire Departments re. COVID-19


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Important Links
Latest Press Releases from the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
Older people & people with chronic diseases are at higher risk
How to keep your workplace, school, and home safe
Johns Hopkins Interactive Tracking Map
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