New Hanover County Public Health

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to 5 p.m. Once comments are posted, NHC Public Health reserves the right to delete submissions that contain: vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind and offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial or religious group. Further, NHC Public Health reserves the right to delete comments that are: spam or include links to other sites, clearly off topic, advocate illegal activity

Operating as usual

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09/21/2021

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Looking back at the county's COVID-19 trends so far this month, we've continued to see high numbers of reported new cases and residents deaths week over week. This tells us we still have work to do in protecting our community. Get vaccinated & mask up!
➡️ bit.ly/NHC-Vaccine

09/17/2021

Reminder: A Tdap and Meningococcal immunization clinic will be held this Saturday, September 18 from 9am to 1pm at the Health and Human Services building. The NHCS deadline for vaccinations is September 23 for 7th grade and high school students. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will also be available on site.

A Tdap and Meningococcal immunization clinic will be held this Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Health and Human Services...
09/16/2021

A Tdap and Meningococcal immunization clinic will be held this Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Health and Human Services building. The NHCS deadline for vaccinations is September 23 for 7th grade and high school students. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will also be available on site.

A Tdap and Meningococcal immunization clinic will be held this Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Health and Human Services building. The NHCS deadline for vaccinations is September 23 for 7th grade and high school students. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will also be available on site.

Did you know!? 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths happen in homes with NO smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the...
09/09/2021

Did you know!? 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths happen in homes with NO smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the chances of dying in a home fire by 50%. Please remember to check your smoke alarms regularly! #SmokeAlarmSafety
MORE: https://www.ncosfm.gov/.../fire-prevention.../smoke-alarms

Did you know!? 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths happen in homes with NO smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the chances of dying in a home fire by 50%. Please remember to check your smoke alarms regularly! #SmokeAlarmSafety
MORE: https://www.ncosfm.gov/injury-prevention/fire-prevention-education/smoke-alarms

North Carolina State University and East Carolina University are conducting a study regarding GenX exposure.  Please see...
09/09/2021

North Carolina State University and East Carolina University are conducting a study regarding GenX exposure. Please see below if you are interested in participating or want to learn more.

If you were interested in learning more about COVID-19 and how the virus mutated, please visit the virtual Cafe!The foll...
09/07/2021
Virtual Cafe: Community Engagement: CHHS: UNCW

If you were interested in learning more about COVID-19 and how the virus mutated, please visit the virtual Cafe!

The following is a little more information about the talk. See below:

The Evolution of SARS-CoV-2: Variants of Concern
with Julia Buck, PhD, assistant professor
UNCW Department of Biology & Marine Biology
Dr. Julia Buck explains how and why viruses mutate, why the Delta variant is so worrying, and how to protect yourself. In April 2020, Dr. Buck presented on mathematical models of infectious disease transmission. Now she will update us on what has changed and the likely path toward normalcy. Dr. Buck’s interests include disease ecology, parasitology, and mathematical modeling. She teaches a course on the Ecology of Infectious Diseases in the Biology Department.
View Dr. Buck’s April 2020 Virtual Café here: https://uncw.edu/chhs/community/virtual/cafe.html
Upcoming virtual cafes featuring:
• Dr. Sabrina Cherry/behind the scenes on Vaccination from Misinformation Virus
• Community Conversation - TBA

Dr. Julia Buck explains how and why viruses mutate, why the Delta variant is so worrying, and how to protect yourself. In April 2020, Dr. Buck presented on mathematical models of infectious disease transmission. Now she will update us on what has changed and the likely path toward normalcy.

Just a reminder that the Crisis Intervention Line will be available for anyone today as well.
09/01/2021

Just a reminder that the Crisis Intervention Line will be available for anyone today as well.

The crisis intervention line will be open again today for NHCS students, families, and staff for additional support. To speak with a mental health therapist, call 910-798-6501.

La línea de intervención de crisis estará abierta hoy para los estudiantes, familias y personal de NHCS para apoyo adicional. Para hablar con un terapeuta de salud mental, llame al 910-798-6501.

08/30/2021

📆 The NHC Health & Human Services Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed health rule requiring masks in all indoor places on Tuesday, August 31 at 8 am.

⌨️ Comments can be provided online through Monday, August 30 at noon or in-person at the meeting.

⚠️ Masks will be required to provide comment in-person, no exceptions will be recognized per county policy.
Read more: https://bit.ly/3Bcwjln

Please join us tomorrow from 12-2pm for FREE COVID-19 Vaccines!  We will also be there providing educational materials o...
08/27/2021

Please join us tomorrow from 12-2pm for FREE COVID-19 Vaccines! We will also be there providing educational materials on health topics. So come on out and enjoy the day!

Please join us tomorrow from 12-2pm for FREE COVID-19 Vaccines! We will also be there providing educational materials on health topics. So come on out and enjoy the day!

Please join us for the Port City Summer Flair Festival this weekend.  We will be offering Free COVID-19 vaccines and pro...
08/24/2021

Please join us for the Port City Summer Flair Festival this weekend. We will be offering Free COVID-19 vaccines and providing information about our services! Come see us and get your vaccine!

Please join us for the Port City Summer Flair Festival this weekend. We will be offering Free COVID-19 vaccines and providing information about our services! Come see us and get your vaccine!

If you have not heard, FDA approved (full approval) of the Pfizer Vaccine for 16 and up.  Please see more information be...
08/23/2021
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have not heard, FDA approved (full approval) of the Pfizer Vaccine for 16 and up. Please see more information below.

FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, now marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

08/20/2021
Countywide Indoor Mask Mandate begins at 5 PM

Remember that today at 5:00pm the indoor mask mandate goes into effect. To reduce the spread we must remember the preventative measures that can help: Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Wait 6 feet and Vaccinate.

08/17/2021

Today, the NHC Health & Human Services (HHS) Board proposed a health rule requiring masks in all indoor public places in the county regardless of vaccination status, including offices, businesses, public transportation, and anywhere the public may assemble. Read more: bit.ly/3ANCTP1

Along with consideration of the health rule, the HHS Board requested Public Health Director David Howard issue an Order of Abatement requiring masks for all indoor public places. This order goes into effect Friday, August 20 at 5 pm. Read the order: bit.ly/3AO1CTh

The order and proposed health rule follow weeks of drastic increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. There have been 1,152 new cases reported so far in August, compared to 217 new cases in June, almost ten times the number of cases as NHC had just two months ago.

Public comment is open for 10 days on the proposed health rule, after which the HHS Board reconvene for a special meeting to vote on the rule. Comment can be made online, and must be submitted by noon on Monday, August 30. Read the rule and submit comment: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RR9Q3H7

The proposed health rule can be viewed online and copies are available at the HHS building at 1650 Greenfield Street. Signs for businesses, FAQs about the order and rule, and more will be posted at Health.NHCgov.com in the coming days.

The message remains - get a vaccine as soon as possible. Do what’s necessary to prevent this virus from impacting you, your family, and our community. Vaccinations, coupled with the 3 Ws are our best combined defense against COVID-19 to prevent hospitalizations and save lives.

Join us and Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Vaccine Happy Hour on August 20 at Hi-Wire Brewing Wilmington! The COVID-19 va...
08/11/2021

Join us and Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Vaccine Happy Hour on August 20 at Hi-Wire Brewing Wilmington! The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is free and open to the public, no appointment needed. Learn more in the event link below 👇

Join us and Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Vaccine Happy Hour on August 20 at Hi-Wire Brewing Wilmington! The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is free and open to the public, no appointment needed. Learn more in the event link below 👇

Beginning today, you'll see "Mask are Required" signs as you enter New Hanover County buildings. If you need a mask, one...
08/06/2021

Beginning today, you'll see "Mask are Required" signs as you enter New Hanover County buildings. If you need a mask, one will be provided to you. If you are unable to wear a mask, virtual services are available to assist you. Thank you for helping us protect one another. #SafeHealthySecure

Just a reminder on how to properly wear your face mask.

Beginning today, you'll see "Mask are Required" signs as you enter New Hanover County buildings. If you need a mask, one will be provided to you. If you are unable to wear a mask, virtual services are available to assist you. Thank you for helping us protect one another. #SafeHealthySecure

Just a reminder on how to properly wear your face mask.

08/05/2021

The first #ReadyNHC step - Make a plan. Where will you go? NHC shelters will be extremely limited due to COVID-19 and should NOT - repeat, NOT - be your emergency plan. Make plans now to move inland or stay with family in a home safer than yours. ✔️ReadyNHC.com

Press Release: Precautionary water quality swimming advisory issued for ocean-side site in New Hanover County due to sew...
08/03/2021
NCDEQ - DMF - Homepage

Press Release:
Precautionary water quality swimming advisory issued for ocean-side site in New Hanover County due to sewer system overflow

MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials today issued a precautionary advisory against swimming in the ocean at the junction of Seawatch Way and Fort Fisher Road North in Kure Beach.

The advisory is due to public health risks resulting from a sewer system overflow. The town of Kure Beach estimates that its collection system lost

NOTICE: Division of Marine Fisheries offices are currently closed to the public, due to the COVID-19 precautionary guidance. {Read more}

Yesterday, 105 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to NHC Public Health, the highest new daily case count since February...
08/03/2021

Yesterday, 105 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to NHC Public Health, the highest new daily case count since February 2021. We have the tools to slow the spread. Remember the 3 Ws and get vaccinated. See local data, find vaccine clinics and more: Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus

Yesterday, 105 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to NHC Public Health, the highest new daily case count since February 2021. We have the tools to slow the spread. Remember the 3 Ws and get vaccinated. See local data, find vaccine clinics and more: Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness ar...
08/03/2021

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness around breastfeeding and breastfeeding specific themes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This years World Breastfeeding Week theme:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PROTECT BREASTFEEDING:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#WBW2021 emphasizes how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all, and how crucial it is to protect breastfeeding around the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This theme stands on the firm belief that breastfeeding must be treated as a public health issue. It aims to provide more support on all levels of breastfeeding including health systems, workplaces and our communities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The WBW2021 campaign stands to--⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗INFORM⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗ANCHOR⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗ENGAGE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗GALVANISE ACTION⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
to protect breastfeeding at all levels.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week we celebrate ALL breastfeeding parents and stand behind this mission. Whether you've breastfed for 1 minute or 1 year, you are amazing and you've got this!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness around breastfeeding and breastfeeding specific themes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This years World Breastfeeding Week theme:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PROTECT BREASTFEEDING:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#WBW2021 emphasizes how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all, and how crucial it is to protect breastfeeding around the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This theme stands on the firm belief that breastfeeding must be treated as a public health issue. It aims to provide more support on all levels of breastfeeding including health systems, workplaces and our communities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The WBW2021 campaign stands to--⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗INFORM⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗ANCHOR⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗ENGAGE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💗GALVANISE ACTION⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
to protect breastfeeding at all levels.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week we celebrate ALL breastfeeding parents and stand behind this mission. Whether you've breastfed for 1 minute or 1 year, you are amazing and you've got this!

The #NHCgov Health & Human Services Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 2 at 8 am in the Multipurpose Ro...
07/30/2021

The #NHCgov Health & Human Services Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 2 at 8 am in the Multipurpose Room of the Health & Human Services building. Read the public notice: https://bit.ly/3yg3p2B

The #NHCgov Health & Human Services Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 2 at 8 am in the Multipurpose Room of the Health & Human Services building. Read the public notice: https://bit.ly/3yg3p2B

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of vaccination status. Find a testing pla...
07/29/2021

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of vaccination status. Find a testing place near you, steps to take after getting tested, or get more info about your testing options at NCDHHS.gov/GetTested

Si experimenta síntomas de COVID-19 o cree que puede tener COVID-19, debe hacerse la prueba. Buscar un sitio donde hagan pruebas o aprender más acerca de los pasos a seguir después de que se haga la prueba COVID-19. Para obtener más información sobre las opciones de prueba, visite NCDHHS.gov/HazteLaPrueba

Timeline Photos
07/23/2021

Timeline Photos

This week, New Hanover County surpassed 20,000 total reported cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Health officials continue to be concerned about the upward trend in new cases, urging everyone to get a vaccine to avoid severe illness. Read more: bit.ly/3x2PMCl

You may be vaccinated, but people around you or those in your home may need extra protection from the spread of COVID-19...
07/21/2021

You may be vaccinated, but people around you or those in your home may need extra protection from the spread of COVID-19. Children under 12 and people with certain medical conditions cannot be vaccinated yet, so keep thinking of others. See more tips for how you can continue to protect others below.

You may be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but some family members, such as children too young to get vaccinated, still need to be protected. If your child is 2 years and older, make sure that your child wears a mask in public settings. To set an example, you also might choose to wear a mask.

Read more ways to help protect family members: https://bit.ly/3hRABrD.

Photos from CDC's post
07/09/2021

Photos from CDC's post

Happy July from the Local Motive Mobile Farmers’ Market! Here is our monthly schedule at a glance. The Mobile Market rec...
07/08/2021

Happy July from the Local Motive Mobile Farmers’ Market! Here is our monthly schedule at a glance.
The Mobile Market receives all of their product from our food hub in Burgaw. Each week, farmers from within a 50 mile radius bring their product to the food hub where it is aggregated and then used to supply our market, among other uses. We then travel to food deserts in Wilmington and bring fresh produce directly to neighborhoods in need.
The Mobile Market is open to the public and accepts cash, credit/debit, and SNAP/EBT with a dollar-for-dollar match - courtesy of Fresh Bucks.
The Local Motive Mobile Farmers’ Market will be closed for the last two weeks of July due to scheduled van maintenance and staff time off. Markets will resume August 3rd!

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for New Hanover County and coastal marine waters as Elsa makes her way up the coast....
07/07/2021

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for New Hanover County and coastal marine waters as Elsa makes her way up the coast. Heavy rain and wind are expected in our area through Thursday night. Be sure to follow trusted sources like US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for all the latest weather updates, and sign up for local emergency alerts at ReadyNHC.com

Here is an update on Tropical Storm Elsa and the potential impacts for our area. Visit weather.gov/ilm/tropical for more information.

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