Onslow County Health Department

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OCHD is ready to get our kiddos up to date on their vaccines! Just in time for school to start! We will have two Back to...
07/17/2020

OCHD is ready to get our kiddos up to date on their vaccines! Just in time for school to start! We will have two Back to School Immunization clinics held at the Consolidated Human Services building.

Dates/Times: Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 8th, both from 10am-2pm.

More info can be found on the flyer below!

Onslow County Partnership for Children
07/17/2020

Onslow County Partnership for Children

Early care and education plays an important role in ensuring that all children start school ready and eager to learn. Our team can help you find child care that works for you and your family. Contact us today for a no cost referral.

The “Check My Symptoms” tool helps you check your symptoms online and determine if you will be recommended to be tested ...
07/17/2020

The “Check My Symptoms” tool helps you check your symptoms online and determine if you will be recommended to be tested for COVID-19. After you enter your symptoms, if it is recommended that you get tested, you will receive a list of nearby testing sites via email or text. This is an informational tool to help you determine if you may need to be tested; however, it is not a physician order. Testing sites may require their own screening.
https://bit.ly/3fF6AaX

La herramienta "Comprobar mis síntomas" le ayuda a ver sus síntomas en línea y ver si es recomendable que se haga la prueba del COVID- 19. Después de poner sus síntomas, si es recomendable, si es recomendable que se haga la prueba, recibirá por correo electrónico o texto una lista de sitios cercanos a usted donde se puede hacer la prueba. Esta es una herramienta informativa para ayudarle a ver si es posible que necesite hacerse la prueba; sin embargo, no es una orden médica. Los sitios de prueba pueden requerir su propio chequeo.
https://bit.ly/2ZCUMR1

Shop smart! Read the Nutrition Facts label when food shopping to make healthier choices for you and your family. www.fda...
07/15/2020

Shop smart! Read the Nutrition Facts label when food shopping to make healthier choices for you and your family. www.fda.gov/media/131160/download

¡Haga sus Compras inteligente! Lea la etiqueta de nutrición cuando compre alimentos para que escoja productos saludables para usted y su familia.

07/14/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Tuesday, July 14, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 89,484 positive cases of #COVID19 and there are 1,109 people currently hospitalized. Sadly, there have been 1,552 deaths due to the virus in NC.

More data at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

🏫 NC is moving forward with a balanced, flexible approach to reopening K-12 schools under an updated Plan B. The guidelines allow for in-person instruction as long as key safety requirements are in place in addition to remote learning options.

https://governor.nc.gov/news/north-carolina-k-12-public-schools-require-key-safety-measures-allow-person-instruction

➡️ When the current executive order expires July 17, NC will continue to stay paused in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three weeks. While our virus trends are not spiking like some states, our numbers are still rising, and they could trend higher. Easing restrictions now could cause a spike that would threaten our ability to open schools.

📢 NCDHHS has announced community testing events in Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, Johnston, Northampton, Sampson and Wake counties as part of an initiative to increase access to free COVID-19 testing for historically marginalized communities that currently have limited testing sites. There is no cost for testing: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-covid-19-community-testing-events-announced-testing-free

Events associated with this initiative are on the NCDHHS COVID-19 website under the name of their coordinating vendor, Vidant Health or Orig3n Inc.

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place/pop-testing-sites

3️⃣ Practice the 3Ws – WEAR a cloth covering over your nose and mouth, WAIT 6 feet apart, and WASH your hands often.

#WearWaitWash

Over 50 percent of people who misuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. By working together to t...
07/14/2020

Over 50 percent of people who misuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. By working together to turn in unused or expired medications, each of us can help to reduce the risks of drug misuse in our community.

For a complete list of medication disposal boxes in Onslow County, visit https://bit.ly/3bz5zi7.

Are you a renter in NC? Here are some valuable resources available to you during COVID-19 regarding legal and financial ...
07/13/2020

Are you a renter in NC? Here are some valuable resources available to you during COVID-19 regarding legal and financial assistance. Both in English and in Spanish.

Onslow County Emergency Services
07/13/2020

Onslow County Emergency Services

Some good reminders from our friends at NC Emergency Management American Red Cross - now is the time make sure you are prepared. Have a kit, make a plan, stay informed. Operations during the pandemic may be different than previous years - so this year is even more important to have a plan in place before a storm approaches.

Have you been cleaning out your closets during quarantine? Give back to the community and donate your old clothes this S...
07/09/2020

Have you been cleaning out your closets during quarantine? Give back to the community and donate your old clothes this Saturday at the Dix Crisis Intervention Center Annual Clothing Drive. This will be a drive-thru and drop-off event from 9 am - 1 pm.

07/08/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Wednesday, July 8, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 77,310 positive cases of #COVID19 and there are 994 people currently hospitalized. Sadly, there have been 1,441 deaths due to the virus in NC.

Visit our dashboard at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

❤️ COVID-19 cases in NC are still on the rise. It’s important, now more than ever, that we do everything we can to protect our families, neighbors and ourselves. Wearing a cloth face covering saves lives. Waiting 6 feet apart when in public places saves lives. Washing your hands or using hand sanitizer saves lives. Take these 3 simple actions to show you care. #StayStrongNC

➡️ ICYMI: NCDHHS launched the Community testing in High-priority And Marginalized Populations (CHAMP) Initiative to increase access to no-cost COVID-19 testing for African American, LatinX/Hispanic and American Indian communities that currently have limited testing sites.

Read more: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-deploy-300-free-testing-sites-underserved-communities

➡️ ICYMI: NCDHHS took action to decrease barriers to COVID-19 testing by issuing a Statewide Standing Order for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, as well as a State Health Director Temporary Order on COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Reporting. These actions will help to increase access to testing and increase reporting of NC test results, both positive and negative, to the state.

More information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-announces-statewide-covid-19-test-standing-order-requires

⚠️ ICYMI: NCDHHS is joining the CDC and FDA in alerting consumers of adverse health effects associated with methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers.

More information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/public-health-risk-associated-methanol-contaminated-hand-sanitizers

The press release is also available in Spanish: https://mailchi.mp/dhhs/riesgo-de-salud-pblica-vinculado-a-desinfectantes-para-manos-contaminados-con-metanol

Do you store your prescriptions and other medications in the medicine cabinet in your bathroom? You’re not alone – it’s ...
07/08/2020

Do you store your prescriptions and other medications in the medicine cabinet in your bathroom? You’re not alone – it’s a common practice, but storing your medications in an easily accessible place means they’re available for children, teens, or others to find. Visit upandaway.org for tips on proper medication storage.

Tips for Kids: Parents, family members and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sens...
07/07/2020

Tips for Kids: Parents, family members and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear about COVID-19 in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. https://bit.ly/3d68AYm

Do you or someone you know need help with their energy bill and are experiencing a cooling-related emergency and/or heal...
07/02/2020

Do you or someone you know need help with their energy bill and are experiencing a cooling-related emergency and/or health-related emergency? NC Energy Programs Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) funding is available July 1st, 2020 until June 30th, 2021 to help those who qualify.

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

Got questions? Call 910-219-4820 or 910-219-4825.

Make your #WellChildWednesday appt today at OCHD!
07/01/2020

Make your #WellChildWednesday appt today at OCHD!

The #COVID19 pandemic is a reminder of the lifesaving power of #vaccines. Remember to keep your #children's #vaccinations up to date for deadly #vaccine-preventable #diseases: bit.ly/31vetLK #WellChildWednesdays

Help protect your health, your family, and your neighbors. Use the Check My Symptoms at www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms if you t...
07/01/2020

Help protect your health, your family, and your neighbors. Use the Check My Symptoms at www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms if you think you may have COVID-19.

Onslow County Health Department will be closed Friday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 6th for the July 4th Holiday. We wish ...
07/01/2020

Onslow County Health Department will be closed Friday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 6th for the July 4th Holiday. We wish you and your family a safe Independence Day! 🎆🎇

06/30/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Tuesday, June 30, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 64,670 positive cases of #COVID19 and 908 people currently hospitalized. Sadly, there have been 1,343 deaths in NC.

Visit our dashboard at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

🚨 Announced today: NCDHHS is partnering with CVS/Omnicare for one-time #COVID19 testing of all residents and staff in nursing homes. This effort will extend through the middle of August and reach an estimated 36,000 residents and 25,000 staff in over 400 nursing homes in the state. Read more: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-launches-testing-initiative-nursing-homes.

✅ Everyone needs to do their part to protect their health and the health of their loved ones and neighbors by wearing a cloth covering over their nose and mouth. Cloth face coverings are effective when everyone wears them and they are now required in public spaces in NC when social distancing cannot take place.

📦 NC has distributed PPE to more than 3,800 long-term care facilities across the state and included more than 1.5 million procedural masks, 6.7 million gloves, 649,000 face shields and 607,000 shoe covers, along with supplies of hand sanitizer.

❗ As you look ahead to the July 4th weekend, make sure you are planning for ways to celebrate that involve wearing cloth face coverings, avoiding large crowds and washing your hands often. Together we can #SlowtheSpread of #COVID19.

3️⃣ Remember, #COVID19NC is not over. When you leave home, practice the 3 Ws: WEAR, WAIT and WASH. covid19.ncdhhs.gov

#StayStrongNC

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at n...
06/25/2020

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at no cost to low-income individuals. Find out if you might be eligible for WIC benefits by using the WIC Prescreen Tool at https://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/preScreenTool.xhtml. If you’re eligible, call us at 910-347-2154 to schedule an appointment.

The COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond containing and treating the infection. Many kids are at home, and adults are busy jugg...
06/25/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond containing and treating the infection. Many kids are at home, and adults are busy juggling work at the same time. With routines thrown off, we remind you about the importance of safe medication storage. For more information on how to safely store medications: https://bit.ly/3bz5zi7

06/24/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Wednesday, June 24, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 56,174 positive cases, including 1,721 new cases, and 906 people hospitalized. These last two numbers are the second highest since the pandemic started. Sadly, there have been 1,271 deaths in NC. Visit our dashboard at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

📈 Because of the continued upward trends in #COVID19 related metrics, along with concern for both the public health and for our hospital capacity, NC will remain in Phase 2 until at least Friday, July 17.

🚨 NC is adopting a face covering requirement to #SlowtheSpread of #COVID19, making it mandatory for people to wear cloth face coverings when they are in indoor and outdoor public places, where staying 6 feet from people who are not part of their households is impossible. Face coverings are a simple way to control this virus while we protect ourselves, our families, and other people around us.

❗ Employees and customers of retail businesses and restaurants, as well as workers in manufacturing, construction, meat process and agriculture settings, must wear face coverings in those places.

⛑ Atrium Health, Carolina Panthers, Bank of America, Honeywell and many other companies have pledged to distribute 1 million free cloth face coverings to communities in need in North Carolina.

📊 NCDHHS has expanded the COVID-19 Dashboard to include county-specific data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including trends and demographic information by county. The updated dashboard also includes a new report on clusters of COVID-19 in child care and school settings.

More info: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard

💻 ICYMI: Yesterday, NCDHHS released improved online applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) that will help both North Carolina families and county Departments of Social Services (DSS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-releases-improved-online-applications-medicaid-and-food-and-nutrition

This Public Service Day, we thank civil servants. From education to transportation, public health to public housing, soc...
06/23/2020

This Public Service Day, we thank civil servants. From education to transportation, public health to public housing, social work, and all the rest: thank you for serving.

Take the thanks, or tag someone to recognize!

06/22/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Monday, June 22, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 53,605 positive cases and 1,223 deaths due to #COVID19. Currently, 870 individuals are hospitalized due to the virus. Visit our dashboard at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

📈 N.C. is experiencing significant community spread of the #COVID19 virus, and many of our metrics are headed in the wrong direction, with increased ER visits, hospitalizations increasing, and the percentage of positive tests is also high, at 10%.

🚨 #COVID19 is hitting NC’s Hispanic/Latinx population hard. Many work in essential services and industries that our state relies upon like construction, child care, and food processing, and may not be financially able to stay home when they are sick.

💻 NCCARE360, a technology platform to coordinate a person’s care among traditional health care settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health is now available in all 100 NC counties.

🆘 NCCARE360 can help address needs related to #COVID19 by connecting people to help with food, housing, transportation, employment and interpersonal safety, as well as physical and behavioral health care.
More info: https://governor.nc.gov/news/north-carolina-creates-nation%E2%80%99s-first-statewide-infrastructure-connecting-healthcare-and-human

⛑ NC Emergency Management continues to distribute PPE to counties with fastest growing COVID-19 caseloads, and is creating a plan to provide PPE to school nurses.

3️⃣ Your actions – WEARING a cloth face covering, WAITING 6 feet apart and WASHING hands frequently – will determine how we recover from #COVID19 as a state. Please practice the 3 Ws!

Onslow County Health Department is proud to participate in Well Child Wednesdays. Now is a great time to make sure your ...
06/22/2020
Onslow County Health urging parents to get children their vaccinations

Onslow County Health Department is proud to participate in Well Child Wednesdays. Now is a great time to make sure your children are up to date on state-required vaccines before the new school year starts!

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – ​ Onslow County health officials are helping parents stay on top of their children’s vaccinations during COVID-19. The county department is participating in …

06/19/2020
Onslow County Partnership for Children

Onslow County Partnership for Children

Shout out to our Safe Kids Onslow County community!

Thank you for devoting your time to raise awareness, and to educate families and children about preventable injuries! Your dedication to create safer environments and to protect our children does not go unnoticed!

#SafeKidsNC2020 #childsafety

Schedule your child's Well Child Check with Onslow County Health Department today. Fewer children are receiving timely i...
06/19/2020

Schedule your child's Well Child Check with
Onslow County Health Department today. Fewer children are receiving timely immunizations this year compared to last year. This is just one of the many effects that the #COVID19 pandemic has had on children.

https://cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919e2.htm #WellChildWednesdays

Join #HRSA in celebrating #WellChildWednesdays by scheduling an appointment with your #pediatric #provider today! Your provider’s office is a safe place to ask questions about children’s health, to discuss #COVID19-related concerns and to get #immunizations for your child. #LearnMore: bit.ly/3ea12UW

06/18/2020
NC Department of Health and Human Services

NC Department of Health and Human Services

#COVID19NC Update for Thursday, June 18 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 48,188 positive cases and 1,175 deaths due to #COVID19. Currently, 857 individuals are hospitalized due to the virus. https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard

🔍 Today’s numbers show yet another high day with more than 1,300 new cases, percent of positive tests at 9% and statewide hospitalizations at 857.

😷 Recent U.S. and international studies are showing that face coverings used by the public all the time - not just when symptoms first appear - could significantly reduce the rate of #COVID19 spread.

⭐ Testing has increased with 16,800 tests per day, on average, for the past week. We now have more than 500 testing locations across the state. https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place.

✔️ Based on updated guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services the North Carolina Department of Public Safety has begun the testing of all 31,200 offenders in the prison system for the virus.

💻 ICYMI: In addition to the Find My Testing Place online tool, North Carolinians can find single or multi-day pop-up testing events in their community through the Pop-Up Testing Sites page, which is being updated regularly. covid19.ncdhhs.gov/pop-up-testing-sites

📍 ICYMI: The NC Department of Health and Human Services is targeting additional testing and tracing resources to nine counties that have some of the highest #COVID19 case rates: Mecklenburg, Wake, Durham, Johnston, Alamance, Guilford, Forsyth, Lee and Duplin. More Info: covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing

3️⃣ Until we have a vaccine for #COVID19, we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to practice the 3Ws: Wear a cloth face covering, Wait six feet apart from others, and Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.

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Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
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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!