Craven County COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Team discuss mitigation measures

New Bern

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) The Craven County COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Team (CCCPRT) met on Friday to discuss how to continue serving citizens while also promoting health and safety for Craven County residents and employees.

The meeting was held to implement the new recommended mitigation measures issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Craven County Senior Services will be suspending all operations with the exception of the Home Delivered Meals and a modified Congregate Meals program effective March 16.

The suspension of programs is in correlation with guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services related to the clients served by Craven County Senior Services.

These operating circumstances will continue until further notice.

If you have questions contact Craven County Senior Services at 252-638-1790.

At this time there are no approved treatments and no vaccine to prevent COVID-19; however, there are known methods to reduce and slow the spread of infection.

Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Community-based interventions can also help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This includes measures collectively known as “social distancing.”

Social distancing measures aim to reduce the frequency of contact and increase the physical distance between persons, thereby reducing the risks of person-to-person transmission.

These measures are most effective when implemented early in an epidemic.

North Carolina is at a critical inflection point where we may have the opportunity to slow the spread of this epidemic by taking proactive steps now.

The CCCPRT is following the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recommended mitigation measures.

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