White House guidance to governors on reopening economy amid COVID-19

This document distributed to governors by the White House on Thursday lays out a phased recommended approach for states to ease up on social distancing guidelines in areas that have strong testing and see a decrease in COVID-19 cases. Click Here to Read the Document a[rel~="mtli_filesize38MB"]:after {content:" (3.8 MB)"}…

Murphy Calls for Clean Bill to Replenish PPP

Greenville, N.C. – Earlier today, funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) officially ran out. The $349 billion small business assistance program is a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress on March 27, 2020. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a unanimous consent request in the Senate to immediately add $250 billion to the PPP in a clean bill, which was blocked by Democrats. Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released the following statement in response: “Small businesses in eastern North Carolina are hurt…

Two of the Three current active positive COVID-19 Cases have Recovered

Two (2) of the Three (3) current active positive COVID-19 Cases in Pamlico County have been deemed by Public Health officials as RECOVERED and are off required isolation measures. The necessary isolation requirements are being free of COVID-19 symptoms and fever without fever reducing medications for a minimum of 72 consecutive hours.The recovered patients are now able to continue with daily functions. These positive cases of COVID-19 were determined to be related to travel outside of Pamlico County along with direct contact of other positive COVID-19 person(s) .Contact tracing cond…

Update on Direct Payments for North Carolinians

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Test kits might shorten economic shutdown

At home finger prick could reveal if person has had virus RALEIGH – An antibody study of a representative sample of the population is actively underway in North Carolina, led by pioneering research from experts at Wake Forest Baptist Health. The General Assembly-funded study will provide data to help legislators make decisions in the coming weeks. The funding comes from the legislature’s existing discretionary account that is used to pay for legislative operations and business. In support of the groundbreaking public health research, the legislature is providing $100,000 from its acc…

Pamlico County Identifies Sixth Case of COVID-19

, Pamlico County, NC- On April 11th *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* 2020 at 11:00 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test result regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID – , 19) on April 9th 2020. The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protocols to make sure anyone who came into close cont act with this individual is quarantined/isolated. “Close Contact &…

Governor’s newest order cuts number of shoppers

By Rick Henderson | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina merchants will have even fewer shoppers next week, thanks to an executive order Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a Thursday, April 9 news conference. Beginning Monday at 5 p.m., stores still allowed to operate must limit the number of people indoors to no more than 20 percent of the stated fire capacity — or five people for every 1,000 square feet. They’ll also have to mark spots six feet apart at places customers are likely to gather, like checkout lines. And staff will have to clean and sanitize areas frequently. The penalty…

Pamlico County Identifies Fourth Case of COVID-19

Pamlico County, NC- On April 9th 2020 at 13:30 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test results regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19) on April 7 2020. The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protocols to make sure anyone who came into close contact with this individual is quarantined/ isolated . “Close Contact” is defined as anyone who was wi…

Pamlico County COVID-19 Case Update – Two current active cases have recovered

Of the two (2) current active positive COVID-19 Cases in Pamlico County,both cases have been deemed by Public Health officials as recovered and are off required isolation measures.The necessary isolation requirements are being free of COVID-19 symptoms and fever without fever reducing medications for a minimum of 72 consecutive hours.The recovered patient is now able to continue with daily functions. This positive case of COVID-19 was travel related and contact trac ing by Pamlico County Health Department has produced no further positive test results. Pamlico County at this time has…

2020 Croaker Festival cancelled

It is with heavy heart that I have to announce that the 2020 Croaker Festival will be cancelled. Due to the uncertainty with the Health crisis and the financial burdens our community is sure to incur the Croaker Committee unanimously agreed that this decision was in our community’s best interest. Plans for the 2020 festival had been completed and were to honor “Music and The Arts” which is such a valuable asset to our community. In addition it would be our 40th Anniversary celebration. We were all looking forward to the fabulous weekend however we’ll just have to postpone it until 2021. Until the…

Pamlico County Identifies Third Case of COVID-19

Pamlico County, NC- On April 3rd,2020 at 10:00 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test results regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 31, 2020.The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protocols to make sure anyone who came into close contact with this individual is quarantined/isolated. “Close Contact” is defined as anyone who wa…

WORLD WIDE DEATHS = 51,485 WORLD WIDE RECOVERIES = 208,949

Pamlico County COVID-19 Case Update

April 3rd, 2020 09:30 Hours  The one (1) confirmed COVID-19 Case currently in Pamlico County has been determined to be travel related contraction and contact tracing by Pamlico County Health Department has produced no further positive test results. We encourage all citizens not only locally but state and nationwide to assist with flattening the COVID- 19 positive curve by practicing social distancing,personal hygiene, virtual means and methods of communications, and continue to follow recommendations and guidelines from Official Local, State and National Sources. Chris Murray,…

FIRST CASE EMERGES FROM ISOLATION

Of the two (2) confirmed COVID–19 Cases in Pamlico County, the first positive case has recovered and is off isolation measures. The necessary isolation requirements are being free of COVID–19 symptoms and fever without fever reducing medications for a minimum of 72 consecutive hours. The recovered patient is now able to continue with daily functions . This positive case of COVID –19 was travel related and contact tracing by Pamlico County Health Department has produced no further positive test results . We encourage all citizens not only locally but state and nationw…

Pamlico County Identifies Second Case of COVID-19

Pamlico County, NC- On April 2″d, 2020 at 09:30 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test results regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19).The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are work ing at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protocols to make sure anyone who came into close contact with this individual is quarantined/isolated.”Close Contact” is defined as anyone who was within s…

Frequently Asked Questions for North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety purposes. This Stay at Home Order will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the medical system from being overwhelmed by keeping individuals from being exposed to the virus and keeping those who have the virus from spreading it to others. Below are frequently asked questions and answers. In addition, individu…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN ORIENTAL

There are additional questions that need to be clarified concerning Amendment #1 to the State of Emergency issued by the Town of Oriental March 30, 2020. Q: What is a nonresident non-property owner? A: A nonresident nonproperty owner is a visitor that comes to stay in the Town of Oriental for recreational purposes for less than 30 days, who does not own property here (visiting, vacationing) Q: What is a nonresident property owner? A: A nonresident property owner lives permanently elsewhere, but owns a second home or boat here. Those people may come visit their second home, but need to bring eno…

Non-resident property owners who arrive, must self-isolate for 14 days, says Oriental

AMENDMENT #1 to DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF ORIENTAL March 30, 2020 The undersigned hereby amends the State of Emergency Declaration by adding Sections 6-12. WHEREAS, Mayor Belangia issued a State of Emergency at 3:45PM on March 17, 2020; and WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the control measures contained herein is necessary to maintain order and to protect public health, safety, and welfare; and NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Town of Oriental under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statu…

Message from Pamlico County

Pamlico County Government Offices Will Close to Public Due to continued threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all Pamlico County Government offices will close to the public except by appointment effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at noon (12:00 p.m.) and will remain closed until April 30, 2020. County officials will evaluate conditions continually and revisit the issue if necessary. While Pamlico County Government offices will close to the public, Pamlico County employees will continue to work to ensure the continuity of the essential services Pamlico County provides for citizens. Pamli…

Pamlico County Identifies First Case of COVID-19

PAMLICO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES Pamlico County COVID-19 Media Release # 4 Pamlico County Identifies First Case of COVID-19 *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* \ Pamlico County, NC- On March 291 2020 at 16:30 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test results regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coro naviru s (COVID-19) on March 23rd, 2020. The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protoco…
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