Beaufort County has identified its first two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Beaufort County Health Department conducted the testing March 23rd. Laboratory testing was conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health and Beaufort County Health Department received results of the two positive cases of COVID-19 on March 24, 2020. Both individuals are doing well and are isolated at home.
The Health Department is currently investigating the contacts of the positive cases and providing guidance for self-isolation and self-monitoring. To protect the individuals' privacy, no further information will be released.
The Beaufort County Health Department continues to strongly encourage residents to follow social distancing protocols and preventative measures.
- Stay home! Only go out for food or scheduled doctor's appointments.
- If sick, isolate yourself from others in your household.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cough and sneeze in a tissue and throw the tissue away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough, stay home and continue to monitor your symptoms. Call your provider to see if you need additional medical care.
Remember to seek the most verified and accurate information from sources, such as Beaufort County Health Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and Center for Disease and Control, regarding COVID-19 and associated risks.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like additional information, please visit our website at www.bchd.net or call us at 252-946-1902.
- James Madson, RN
- Health Director
- Beaufort County Health Department