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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Davie County Government Department Impacts and Responses to COVID-19

department impacts and responses

--Davie County Government has created a COVID-19 website for residents which includes up-to-date information at www.daviecountync.gov. In addition, a COVID-19 hotline has been established, which is manned by Public Health Nurses at 336-753-6750.

--Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits containing masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizer, and disposable bags will be provided for staff members with home visitation responsibilities to use when necessary.

--Emergency Medical Service: EMS is continually consulting with our medical director and North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Service (NCOEMS) officials regarding procedures aimed at reducing exposures to our public safety staff and first responders.

--Corrections: Jail visitation is halted, with exceptions for attorney/client privilege. All persons entering the jail will be checked for well-being before entry; if they appear sick, they must be cleared by medical personnel.

--Davie County Health & Human Services: Numerous hours have been spent educating and consulting with school personnel, medical providers, long term care facilities, and daycares.

--Public Health: The Department is awaiting collection kits (tests) from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Residents are being directed, per CDC guidance, to personal care physicians, emergency departments and urgent care facilities for testing. If a positive test is confirmed, the health department receives a notification and is mandated to provide appropriate follow up for contact tracing and investigation.

--Senior Center: Due to the impact on vulnerable populations, Senior Center operations will be closed to the public until we can reassess in April. Congregate and Meals on Wheels participants will be served through 5-day supplies of “shelf meals” for at least the next 30 days. Since public operations for Senior Services have been stopped, staff and/or volunteers will be responsible for Meals on Wheels deliveries as delivery routes were being manned by other seniors. Volunteers will be screened for health-related issues to ensure those delivering meals to the homes of our seniors are healthy.

--Veterans Services: Veterans Services will continue to operate, but due to the vulnerable population they serve, veterans will be served through telephone meetings whenever possible until April.

--Davie County Public Utilities: Water will not be disconnected through mid-April days because of non-payment so citizens can still wash their hands and --Davie County Public Library: The library will go fine-free for 30 days for books that are overdue starting Monday, March 16 through mid-April. This is to assure symptomatic persons do not need to come to the library.

--Davie County Recreation & Parks: The Easter Eggstravaganza scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled and athletic programs have been postponed until mid-April. Facility use at the Brock Recreation Center has been halted.

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