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Press Release - County Prepared for potential spike in new COVID-19 cases

 

Executive Order 121 (Stay at Home) - Highlights

 

Situation Report March 26, 2020

 

Situation Report March 25, 2020

 

Situation Report March 24, 2020

 

Situation Report March 23, 2020

 

County Office Stay Open to Staff ONLY

 

Govenor's Executive Orders

  • 117 - Mass Gatherings and Closure of Public Schools

    • FAQ - Clarification about Mass Gatherings

  • 118 - Limiting Operations of Restaurants and Bars and Broadening of Unemployement Insurance Benefits

No Deaths Thus Far In NC Due to COVID-19

 

Bertie County Proclamation of a County State of Emergency

 

Bertie County Notes Rural Advantage Against COVID-19 Pandemic

 

At this time, Bertie County is operated under normal business hours.  However, the safety of our staff is paramount.  We are asking and highly encouraging citizens to rethink how they conduct County business for the time being, and consider the safety of our staff during this unprecedented time.

 

Citizens are encouraged to conduct any needed county business online, by phone, or via drop box as much as possible to reduce the number of chances for infection of County staff before, during, and after normal business hours.  Please be aware of the following:

 

  • Taxes may be paid online at bertiecountytax.com, via phone (automated system) at 1-888-546-4220, drop box, or remit payment to:  PO Box 527, Windsor, NC 27983

    • Money orders are highly encouraged especially via drop box.

  • Water payments may be paid online at co.bertie.nc.us/departments/pw/paywater.html, via phone (automated system) at 1-800-272-9829, drop box, or remit payment to:  PO Box 487, Windsor, NC 27983

    • Money order are highly encouraged especially via drop box.

  • For citizen convenience, two (2) marked drop boxes are located just outside the main County Administration Building, 106 Dundee Street, Windsor, NC.  One is denoted for tax payments and another for water bills.

  • If citizens are in need of Medicaid or food stamps applications, Bertie County Social Services can assist via phone and provide a packet for pick up if needed.  For these and all other program information, please contact Bertie County DSS at 794-5320.

To comply with Governor Coopers’ recent mandates, and in the interest of public health, Bertie County is also implementing the following procedures today, March 16th:

  • Mandatory cancellation of all mass gatherings (100+ people) – this includes the Board of Commissioners meeting that was due to be held tonight at 6:00 PM.  All mass gatherings have been cancelled for at least two (2) weeks.  There is currently no word if this mandate will be extended beyond the period of two (2) weeks.  Out of an abundance of caution, most meetings not related to COVID-19 are being cancelled or postponed.  If you are due to take part in a meeting with a County representative or official, please call that representative or official directly to inquire about the status of your meeting.

  • Mandatory closure of Bertie County Public Schools – at this time, all NC public schools are closed until at least March 30, 2020 per state mandate.  There is currently no word if this mandate will be extended beyond the period of two (2) weeks

  • Adjustment to District and Superior Court Schedules – District and Superior Court cases have been postponed for a period of at least 30 days. However, emergency hearings related to domestic violence, juveniles, and similar cases will still be heard.  For specific questions about individual cases, visit www.nccourts.gov or call the Bertie County Clerk of Superior Court at 252-794-6800.

  • Adjustment to Bertie-Martin Regional Jail Visitation Policy - Family/ministerial visitation of inmates has been suspended until further notice.  Inmate visitation is limited to non-contact visits for attorneys, law enforcement officers, etc.  All professional visits will be conducted in the visitation room.

  • As of tomorrow, March 17, the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office will not be utilizing finger printing equipment until further notice.  Also, in order to ensure proper County law enforcement coverage, the Sheriff’s Office will only respond to “unlock” vehicle calls in emergency situations (child or animal locked inside).

  • All Bertie County nursing homes and rehabilitation centers are closed to visitors until further notice from Bertie County Emergency Management or other specified entity. 

  • County Employee Travel - Non-essential out-of-county travel for professional conferences and training is restricted until further notice for all county employees.

  • Senior Center Meals – Dine in, congregate meal services have been suspended at all Bertie County Senior Nutrition Sites in the county. However, seniors are eligible to receive their meals for takeout or home delivery.  For more information, contact the Bertie County Council on Aging Office at 794-5315. 

  • County sponsored events/classes/trips – Any and all County sponsored or supported events, classes, or field trips have been cancelled for a period of at least two (2) weeks. 

 

Bertie County March 2020 Press Release Concerning the Coronavirus/strong>


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Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page

NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Page

Caldwell County Health Department

https://youtu.be/KxmZiI90bUg -- NC State Health Director on COVID-19 Prevention Tips – March 15, 2020

https://youtu.be/4qOmHmvC8tU -- NC Emergency Management Director on COVID-19 Misinformation -- March 14, 2020