Nash County declared a State of Emergency effective at 3:00 PM on March 16, 2020, to coordinate response and protective actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Nash County citizens are encouraged to follow Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 117, which prohibits the congregation of more than 100 people in a single room or single space, indoors or outdoors, at the same time. Further, the Centers for Disease Control recommended on Sunday, March 15, 2020, that event organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States for the next 8 weeks.
The primary reason for this State of Emergency Declaration is to allow access to state and federal resources to promote the health and safety of all Nash County residents. Although there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nash County, this declaration is a necessary measure taken for preparedness and prevention in Nash County.
Nash County is committed to the health and safety of its citizens and is working diligently to address this matter. The Nash County Health Department, under the direction of our Public Health Director, William Hill, has established a phone number citizens can call, 252-459-9819, should they have questions, concerns, or are showing signs of symptoms of this virus.