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Halloween is tomorrow! Before your little goblins and superheroes head out, make sure to check out the CDC guidelines to...
10/30/2020

Halloween is tomorrow! Before your little goblins and superheroes head out, make sure to check out the CDC guidelines to enjoy Halloween activities in-spite of COVID-19.

#StaySafe #HalloweenFun #FunAlternativeActivities

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween! 🎃👻
10/30/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween! 🎃👻

Medicines are no mystery potion. Even a good witch can get into wicked trouble confusing medicines and candy. Keep medic...
10/30/2020

Medicines are no mystery potion. Even a good witch can get into wicked trouble confusing medicines and candy. Keep medicines out of sight and reach of young children this Halloween. Learn more about safe medication storage at UpandAway.org

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming for adults, youth, and children. When you need someone to talk to, H...
10/29/2020

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming for adults, youth, and children. When you need someone to talk to, HOPE 4 NC helpline is available 24/7. Call 1-855-587-3463 Find hope. Find help.

If you missed the Med-Drop event last weekend, you can still properly dispose of your medications at one of the 9 dispos...
10/29/2020

If you missed the Med-Drop event last weekend, you can still properly dispose of your medications at one of the 9 disposal boxes located throughout the county. Find a disposal site near you: https://bit.ly/3bz5zi7.

OPERATION MEDICINE DROP A SUCCESS (Posted 10 28 2020) On Saturday, October 24, 2020, officers of the JPD Community Services Division participated in the National Prescription Take Back Day.

Officers worked with community partners at six different locations and collected the following:

- 6.93lbs of Controlled Substances
- 53.46lbs of Prescription medications
- 4lbs of Vet medicine
- 31.1lbs of “other” medicine
- 24.4lbs. of over the counter medicine.

Did you miss the event? No need to worry, just bring your unwanted/unused prescription drugs to the permanent drop box located in the lobby of Jacksonville Public Safety, 200 Marine Boulevard. We are unable to accept liquids, sharps or aerosols.

10/29/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Learn more about how SlowCOVIDNC can help slow COVID-19 spread in North Carolina.📲

DYK: The SlowCOVIDNC app never accesses your location and does not collect any GPS data, allowing you to slow the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting your privacy and identity.

Learn more about how SlowCOVIDNC protects your privacy at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/SlowCOVIDNC.

Some great alternative ideas for celebrating Halloween while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. 🎃
10/29/2020

Some great alternative ideas for celebrating Halloween while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. 🎃

Happy Monday, NC! It's Halloween week 🎃

While Halloween will look a little different this year, here are a few low risk activities you can enjoy while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Pumpkin carving
- Decorating your home
- Virtual Halloween contest
- Halloween movie night with people you live with

More ideas and guidance:https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Halloween.pdf

10/28/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 266,136 positive cases of #COVID19, including 2,253 new cases reported since yesterday. There are 1,193 people currently hospitalized. Sadly, there have been 4,245 deaths. More info at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

➡️ NC is seeing high case counts and hospitalizations from COVID-19 as this virus continues spreading throughout our state. We know large gatherings can spread this virus rapidly, particularly when masks are ignored. But contact tracers are finding that many cases come from smaller gatherings of extended family and friends — youth group outings, family meals, church. We too often let our guard down when we are with people we know and trust.

Today, we need people to hear us loud and clear: if you're gathered with anyone who does not live in your household, you are at risk and they are too. Wear a mask and practice social distancing.

More guidance on gatherings:https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Private-Social-Gatherings.pdf

➡️ Beginning next week, we’ll be airing a new ad that reminds everyone that the decision to wear a mask is not about “who you know, or how well you know them.”

Check them out:
📺 English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJ9NFvJCUU&feature=youtu.be
📺 Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewMmp3Oyhq0&feature=youtu.be

➡️ We are also seeing what is possible when we all work together. The good news is that we’ve seen a significant decrease in clusters reported in October in places like food-processing plants and construction settings. This has taken continued partnership, commitment, and hard work across government agencies, community organizations, businesses and employees.

➡️ As we look forward to Halloween this weekend, we know holidays have been an opportunity for this virus to spread. We can celebrate Halloween safely this weekend, we just need to do lower risk activities: files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Halloween.pdf

➡️ Today, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 171 which strengthens eviction protections to help NC renters stay in their homes. With COVID-19 case counts increasing and many people continuing to work and learn remotely, preventing evictions is critical to the state’s fight against this virus. This order supplements the existing NC HOPE initiative that pays landlords and utilities directly, keeping people in their homes with the lights on.

Read the EO here:https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO171-Assisting-North-Carolinians-At-Risk-of-Eviction.pdf

➡️ Hurricane Zeta will make landfall in southeastern Louisiana later today. The system will quickly move northeastward overnight and into tomorrow, bringing periods of moderate to heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and the chance of severe storms to portions of NC. As remnants of Zeta impacts our State, please visit DriveNC.gov for the latest on road closures.

3️⃣ We can learn how to live with this virus. But living with it doesn’t mean ignoring it. Living with it means practicing the 3 Ws – wearing a face mask, waiting six feet part, and washing your hands. And whatever your reason, get behind the mask.

STD rates are on the rise and it’s never been more important to protect your sexual health. Don't let the pandemic disco...
10/28/2020

STD rates are on the rise and it’s never been more important to protect your sexual health. Don't let the pandemic discourage you from getting tested. Our STD clinic offers confidential testing, treatment, and counseling. Schedule your appointment today by calling 910-347-2154. https://bit.ly/31NDcKs

Keep an eye on Zeta, as she may impact us with gusty winds and periods of rain in our Eastern NC area. 🌫🌧💨
10/27/2020

Keep an eye on Zeta, as she may impact us with gusty winds and periods of rain in our Eastern NC area. 🌫🌧💨

Zeta is expected to strengthen to a hurricane today. While landfall is expected across the central Gulf Coast, the remnants of Zeta may bring gusty winds and periods of rain to Eastern NC later Thursday into early Friday.

Make sure to sign up for your flu shot! OCHD will be holding two flu shot clinics for your convenience. Regular and High...
10/27/2020

Make sure to sign up for your flu shot! OCHD will be holding two flu shot clinics for your convenience. Regular and High-Dose flu vaccinations will be offered:

Wednesday, November 4th, 9am-2pm (virtual learning day for the kiddos!)

Saturday, November 7th, 9am-2pm

Appointments are required. Please call 910.347.2154 ext. 8810 to schedule your appointment!

Vaccination Fast Track Forms can be found on our website at
https://www.onslowcountync.gov/272/Immunizations

#sleeveup #fightflu

With Halloween just around the corner, it's important to remember to keep everyone safe during the  COVID-19 Pandemic. H...
10/26/2020
Halloween & COVID-19: Have Fun While Staying Safe

With Halloween just around the corner, it's important to remember to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthy Children.org has some great tips on how to still have fun for Halloween, but also stay safe!

Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus.

OCHD is excited to announce we will be holding 2 Flu Shot Clinics!We will be offering Regular and High-Dose flu vaccinat...
10/23/2020

OCHD is excited to announce we will be holding 2 Flu Shot Clinics!

We will be offering Regular and High-Dose flu vaccinations!

(Wednesday) November 4th from 9am-2pm
(Saturday) November 7th from 9am-2pm

Appointments are required. Please call 910.347.2154 ext. 8810 to schedule your appointment.

Vaccination Fast Track Forms and information can be found on our webpage at https://www.onslowcountync.gov/272/Immunizations

Talking to Kids about #COVID19:👩‍👦‍👦 Be calm & reassuring👂 Listen & let kids ask questions📺 Limit screen time on COVID-1...
10/22/2020

Talking to Kids about #COVID19:
👩‍👦‍👦 Be calm & reassuring
👂 Listen & let kids ask questions
📺 Limit screen time on COVID-19
📰 Provide honest, age-appropriate info
🤧 Teach actions to reduce the spread of germs: https://bit.ly/3jjW8GU

10/21/2020

Routine well-child visits, checkups, and on-time vaccinations are an important part of keeping the youngest members of our community healthy as they grow and develop. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 910-347-2154. #WellChildWednesdays

Make sure to follow safe sleep practices for babies -- they are safest when sleeping flat on their backs; on separate fi...
10/21/2020

Make sure to follow safe sleep practices for babies -- they are safest when sleeping flat on their backs; on separate firm sleep surfaces, such as a mattress; and in safety-approved cribs without any loose or soft bedding: bit.ly/31rk9FD

Are you behind on rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic? HOPE can help to prevent evictions and utility shut-of...
10/20/2020

Are you behind on rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic? HOPE can help to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs.

Reach out at nc2211.org/hope to find out if you qualify!💡🔌

Don't run, call 911 to get immediate assistance and help a friend in need. No one should have to lose their life because...
10/20/2020

Don't run, call 911 to get immediate assistance and help a friend in need. No one should have to lose their life because someone else was afraid of getting in trouble. Good Samaritan laws provide some protections for individuals who call 911, identify themselves by name and stay until help arrives.

Learn more about the Good Samaritan laws in North Carolina: https://bit.ly/3bz5zi7.

10/19/2020

If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider joining one of our upcoming tai chi classes. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Call (910) 989-3943 for more information.

If you are sick with COVID-19, the health department may contact you to check on your health, discuss who you’ve been in...
10/19/2020

If you are sick with COVID-19, the health department may contact you to check on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with, and ask you to stay at home away from others and self-isolate, if you’re not doing so already. Find out more about the steps of contact tracing: https://bit.ly/3je53JE

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at n...
10/16/2020

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at no cost to low-income individuals. For more information about this program, visit https://www.onslowcountync.gov/216/WIC or call us at 910-347-2154. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳.

Upcoming 5K hosted by Onslow Memorial Hospital to promote breast cancer awareness. Proceeds will be used to provide scre...
10/15/2020

Upcoming 5K hosted by Onslow Memorial Hospital to promote breast cancer awareness. Proceeds will be used to provide screening mammograms to the uninsured and underinsured.⁠ Registration below.

"The OMH Foundation's annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is now just ONE MONTH away! 💗 This race benefits Julie's Pink Warrior Project - a project that promotes awareness about breast cancer and raises funds to provide screening mammograms to the uninsured and underinsured.⁠
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If you'd like to register, please visit https://www.athlinks.com/event/244905. As of right now, we plan on running the race in person (with safety guidelines in place) but we will make the switch to a virtual race if necessary. Get your running shoes on and join us in supporting a great cause! 👟"

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Love shouldn't hurt. Learn more about respectful and healthy relationship ...
10/14/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Love shouldn't hurt. Learn more about respectful and healthy relationship skills and what you can do to promote these habits in your community. go.usa.gov/xfp8H.

10/13/2020
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North Carolina's Energy Programs Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides assistance to low-income families who are experiencing or in danger of experiencing a heating or cooling-related emergency. 🥵🥶

Questions? Contact:
Kim Hoffman @ 910-219-4820 or Cathy Turner @ 910-219-4825.

Households can access the CIP application at:https://epass.nc.gov.

✅ Are you currently receiving Food & Nutrition Services in Onslow County?✅ Has your life been affected by COVID-19 in so...
10/12/2020

✅ Are you currently receiving Food & Nutrition Services in Onslow County?
✅ Has your life been affected by COVID-19 in some way?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, you may be eligible for Healthy Helping!

Call OC Dept. of Social Services at 910-219-4966 for more info!

COVID-19 and flu are both viral respiratory illnesses with many similar symptoms, making it hard to tell the difference ...
10/12/2020

COVID-19 and flu are both viral respiratory illnesses with many similar symptoms, making it hard to tell the difference based on symptoms alone. While experts learn more every day, see what we already know about the differences between flu and COVID-19 here: https://bit.ly/2O1QVX2. Getting your flu shot is more important than ever, schedule an appointment with us by calling (910) 347-2154.

Let's help our sister agency Dept. of Social Services! Their foster children need our help this Christmas. Let's make it...
10/08/2020

Let's help our sister agency Dept. of Social Services! Their foster children need our help this Christmas. Let's make it a wonderful one for them, as this has been a tough year for all of us. 🎄🎁

The Salvation Army of Jacksonville, NC has CFAP food boxes available! If you or someone you know needs help with food, t...
10/08/2020

The Salvation Army of Jacksonville, NC has CFAP food boxes available! If you or someone you know needs help with food, this is a great resource.

CFAP food boxes are available now! Drive up, load & go! 461 Center St. in Jacksonville, around back. Come see us!

We're here for you and your little one! Growing up is a lot of work, and well-child visits are your chance to find out h...
10/07/2020

We're here for you and your little one! Growing up is a lot of work, and well-child visits are your chance to find out how your child is doing and discuss any questions you may have. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 910-347-2154. #WellChildWednesdays

It's never too early to talk with your kids about the risks of underage drinking and substance use. Goals like this one ...
10/06/2020

It's never too early to talk with your kids about the risks of underage drinking and substance use. Goals like this one below can guide you when having conversations about alcohol and other drugs. For a list of all five conversation goals, visit http://bit.ly/2HbICo0.

10/05/2020

The flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child against the flu and its potentially serious complications. Children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3jEgfAE. #FightFlu

10/02/2020
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Excellent segment on Halloween Safety tips during the Covid-19 pandemic by our partners at JPD and our very own Sophia Hayes MPH Health Educator.

🚨🚨SNAP Benefit Increase Takes Effect today, October 1st, 2020!🚨🚨The previously announced 5.3% cost of living increase to...
10/01/2020

🚨🚨SNAP Benefit Increase Takes Effect today, October 1st, 2020!🚨🚨

The previously announced 5.3% cost of living increase to the maximum benefit amounts for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) takes effect today. As a result, SNAP households will likely see an increase in their benefits starting this month.

Therefore, with the increased maximum benefit amounts, a typical household of four will receive $680 a month, up from their previous amount of $646 per month, in addition to any benefits they receive from other nutrition assistance programs.

Currently, as authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, nearly all states are also providing SNAP households with emergency allotments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These supplements bring benefit amounts for all SNAP households up to the maximum allotment for their household size, which will be higher beginning today.

For more information visit:
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/low-income-services/food-nutrition-services-food-stamps

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Schools really need to close and go virtual. There are a few schools alone in onslow county that have cases of covid 19 that will spread rapidly as we see this is happening in other counties elementary, middle, high schools and colleges. It's not worth risking anyone's health. Many schools here in NC are going back to all virtual. Smart decision!
There you go. Governor wants more tests done.
are the public kayak launching docks closed on the sound side of North Topsail island?
Thank you for the Mosquito spraying that took place on Padgett Road! I greatly appreciate the employee that sprayed as the mosquitoes as the old saying goes would toke you off! Thank you!
I’m sorry that this was done without the most current information. I have emails from Washington DC where the VTA is meeting with lawmakers and the FDA currently. The information you just gave out is not the whole story. Please do not do this when you do not have the expertise in this field. It’s misinformation and causes undue panic. The problems you listed with vape juice has NEVER been included in the products we or any reputable vape store would sell. (We Have guidelines that we follow.) The FDA has said within the last few days, the regular vape juices sold in reputable vape stores is NOT their area of concern. The convenience stores and high nicotine pods/cartridges are what they are targeting. So we kindly ask do not give out incorrect information that will hurt businesses and cause undue panic for something you are not fully educated about.
Is anyone going to fix the "Glitch" in SSD stating that "North Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare Premiums" and that they made us pay back money we didn't owe AND you took a ton of money out of our Monthly Checks!!!! How do you expect us to live? :(
We at Southwest Middle School are excited to have you join us on Monday, March 26th at 6PM for our Resource Fair. Thank you!