Announcement

The Wilson County Health Department continues to work with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the North Carolina Department of Public Health to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To ensure that our partners are receiving the necessary guidance, and we are meeting the testing needs of the community, the Wilson County Health Department will conduct only essential services until further notice.  Please feel free to call us at 252-237-3141 for any questions.  #PrepareDontPanic

The Wilson County Health Department appreciates the support given to us by our many partners and the community.  At this time to help our agency practice social distancing and minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses we are asking that our patients limit visitors accompanying them to one person.  The visitor will be asked to wait in the main lobby.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 252-237-3141 #StoptheSpread

 

Wilson County Declaration of a State of Emergency

On March 16th Wilson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rob Boyette signed a County State of Emergency along with county Manager Denise Stinagle. 

COVID-19 Virus Information 

The Wilson County Health Department continues to work with the NC Department of Health and Human Services  and community partners to prepare and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. In recent weeks, county departments and emergency preparedness staff have been participating in conference calls to stay current and prepared as the virus spreads across the nation and our state.  Read the latest updates from NCDHHS.

More Information: 

The Novel Corona virus, now renamed COVID-19, is a respiratory disease that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

As of March 20, there are 137 cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina. At this point in time, the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 in North Carolina is still low.  However, there are measures that you can and should take to remain healthy.

How to protect yourself

  •  Staying home if you are ill
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue
  • Discarding tissues after a single use
  • Following the CDC’s travel guidance for nonessential travel to China

Additional Resources

CDC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Guidance for Specific Groups

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

 

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

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