Pitt County Emergency Information Page

CURRENT EVENT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  This page displays all COVID-19 outbreak response efforts from Pitt County and its municipal and community partners.  

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PAGE LAST UPDATED: April 7, 2020 • 11:15 AM

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN PITT COUNTY:  44

CONFIRMED DEATHS RELATED TO COVID-19 IN PITT COUNTY:  1

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    Health Department Officials Recommend Mosquito Control Measures

    COVID-19 stay at home order provides opportune time to prepare for mosquito season ... Read on...
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    Pitt County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

    An individual in their seventies with underlying health conditions ... Read on...
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    Modified Board Meeting Format

    Due to Governor Cooper’s Executive “Stay At Home” Order, in-person attendance will be limited to no more than 10 essential government staff. Read on...
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    Health Director Urges Safe Use of Surface Disinfectants for Cleaning

    Residents share health concerns with COVID-19 Hotline staff related to disinfectant exposure ... Read on...
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GOVERNOR ISSUES STATEWIDE ’STAY AT HOME’ ORDER: 

Governor Roy Cooper issues Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others. Read the press release and the FAQs.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 

  • For answers to the most Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding the now statewide "Stay-At-Home" order, CLICK HERE.
  • To contact the Pitt County COVID-19 Information Hotline, call 252-902-2300
  • To submit a question or comment directly, CLICK HERE.

COVID-19 MEDIA SESSIONS 

Media interviews to be liveCOVID-19 Media Session #1  Opens in new window streamed every Tuesday & Thursday at 11:30 AM

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM, Pitt County will host media sessions, to answer questions from the media and public.  To view these sessions LIVE on the Public Health Facebook page, CLICK HERE.  

To view previous sessions, CLICK HERE.


COUNTY DEPARTMENTS & FACILITIES

ANIMAL SERVICES (PCAS)

  • Until the "Stay Home" order is lifted the Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturdays
  • All volunteer programs are suspended while the "Stay Home" order is in effect
  • All services are now by appointment only – NO walk-ins will be accepted
  • DO NOT bring at-risk individuals to appointments
  • If you have lost a pet, you can view all animals currently at the Shelter by clicking CLICK HERE
  • It is important for residents to include their pets in preparedness plans. For information on how to make a plan, click CLICK HERE
  • For full updates on service impacts to PCAS, click CLICK HERE

COURTHOUSE / CLERK OF COURTS

  • Court offices in the Pitt County Courthouse will remain open for business.  However, unless you are required to appear in-person to conduct your business, attorneys and the public are strongly encouraged to use email and telephone to communicate with staff of the 3A Judicial District.
  • To view ALL schedules for the individual Courts and Departments in District 3-A, CLICK HERE.  

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • The Pitt County Health Department is operating our normal business hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
  • Tuesday Late Clinic will continue to operate until as normal.
  • To protect both patients and employees, we ask that you do not enter our building if you are sick
  • Some WIC services can be conducted by phone, for more information regarding these WIC services call 252-902-2393
  • For more information regarding other services, please call the main number at 252-902-2300.

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

  • The Pitt County Planning Board meeting for March 18, 2020 has been POSTPONED to a date yet to be determined

REGISTER OF DEEDS

  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak resulting in a declaration of emergency, the Register of Deeds has implemented several steps to limit public access to the office.  
  • To view these steps taken, CLICK HERE.

SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

ALL clients will be served, however for your safety we are strongly encouraging that you: 

  • NOT bring at-risk individuals to the agency
  • NOT come to the agency if you are sick
  • LIMIT all in-person visits to the agency and use online or phone methods where possible
  • Due to concerns over potential impacts from COVID-19, delivery methods for the following programs may be altered: Food and Nutrition Services, Energy Programs and Services. 
  • Work First has now waived face-to-face interviews
  • All interviews will be completed by phone. In the event a citizen arrives at the Human Services building, they will be provided an application to sign and must provide a working telephone number in order to conduct a telephone interview
  • Manage your child support case without visiting the office, CLICK HERE.
  • To view full details on DSS services during this time, CLICK HERE

SHERIFF’S OFFICE (PCSO)

At this time, the Sheriff’s Office has enacted the following safety precautions:  

  • All fingerprinting services have been suspended
  • For updates and contact information for PCSO, CLICK HERE.

TAX ADMINISTRATION

Board of Equalization and Review Dates, Times, and Locations:

  • May 4, 2020 at 4:00pm
  • May 11, 2020 at 4:00pm
  • May 28, 2020 at 4:00pm

All meetings will be held at the Pitt County Office Building located at 1717 W. 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27834, Eugene James Auditorium-2nd floor.

Present-use value, Exempt, and Excluded (Elderly, Disabled, and Veteran) audit deadlines extended to July 15, 2020.

MUNICIPALITIES

GREENVILLE

  • A Stop the Spread Order is in place until Friday, April 10, this Order limits movement in the City to only essential purposes. To view the entire Order, CLICK HERE
  • All City facilities are CLOSED to the public. To conduct business with the City, visit CLICK HERE or call 252-329-2489
  • Greenville Transit routes 1, 2, and 3 have been suspended until further notice.
  • All City public meetings are CANCELLED until April 10, except for the April 9 City Council meeting that will be held remotely.
  • All indoor and outdoor Recreation and Parks programs are CANCELLED until May 11.
  • All City playgrounds, shelters, and park restrooms are CLOSED.
  • For all updates on the latest impacts to City services, programs, and operations, click CLICK HERE.

AYDEN

  • Town offices will be closed to members of the public until April 29, 2020.
  • Services such as trash and recycling will continue to run on regular schedules, however service levels and times are subject to change.
  • Utilities, planning and permitting requests/services should be made by phone or email. Visit us at ayden.com or call 252-481-5817 for assistance.
  • Payment of utility bills can be made using one of the following methods:
  • NOW OPEN - walk up window at Town Hall
    • The Town of Ayden will not disconnect services due to non-payment and late fees will be waived during the emergency period (March 17-April 29). Customers are reminded that they will be responsible for the payment of bills owed. Balances owed on bills CANNOT, legally, be waived by the Town.
  • Town Functions Suspended, Canceled, or Postponed :
    • All Parks and Recreation programs have been SUSPENDED until April 29, 2020.
    • Town Library will be closed until April 29, 2020.
    • All town rental facilities will not be available until April 29, 2020.
    • The April 13 Town Board of Commissioners meeting has been CANCELED (next scheduled board meeting will be May 11, 2020)
  • All parks and play facilities (i.e., playground equipment, basketball courts and ball field), picnic shelters and park restrooms are closed until further notice.
  • All town rental facilities be UNAVAILABLE until further notice.
  • For up-to-date information from the Town of Ayden regarding Town activities and services, CLICK HERE.

BETHEL

  • The Town of Bethel has issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency, which became effective on March 17, 2020

FARMVILLE

  • The Town of Farmville has issued an updated statement on COVID-19 Response.  To view the full statement CLICK HERE.
  • Town Hall and its offices are currently CLOSED to walk in customers, the community is encouraged to make payments via mail, email / online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/farmvillenc, or the drive through window / drop box. 
  • All athletic fields and facilities are closed until further notice
  • All Parks & Recreation programming and spring sports have been SUSPENDED until May 15, 2020
  • The Farmville Public Library is currently CLOSED, and all scheduled programs have been postponed
  • The Community Center and May Museum are currently CLOSED, and all scheduled programs have been postponed
  • For general town questions, please call 252-753-5116.
  • For updates on the latest impacts to Town services, programs, and operations, click CLICK HERE.

GRIMESLAND

  • The Town of Grimesland has adopted a "Stay Home" order to apply within town limits.  To view the full proclamation, CLICK HERE.  
  • The Town of Grimesland has issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency, which became effective on March 17, 2020
  • For updates on the latest impacts to Town services, programs, and operations, click CLICK HERE.

WINTERVILLE

  • Town offices are currently CLOSED to members of the public
  • Services such as trash and recycling will continue to run on regular schedules, however service levels and times are subject to change should circumstances necessitate such.
  • Utilities, planning and permitting requests/services should be made by phone or email. The contacts information for each Department are as follows:
  • Payment of utility bills can be made using one of the following methods:
    • Web-services - https://billpay.wintervillenc.com/entity/login_main.aspx; or
    • Phone options to pay utility and other bills - 252-756-2221 (the convenience fee of $3.00 for processing phone payments will be suspended during the emergency period). 
    • Town of Winterville will not disconnect services due to non-payment and late fees will be waived during the emergency period. Customers are reminded that they will be responsible for payment of bills owed.
  • For updates on the latest impacts to City services, programs, and operations, click CLICK HERE.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

  • ALL face to face Pitt County 4-H activities have been SUSPENDED until further notice  
  • The  Pitt County NC Cooperative Extension office has CANCELLED all face to face programming until further notice
  • To view information regarding COVID-19 Food Safety Resources, CLICK HERE.
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Resources and InformationCLICK HERE.
  • The Leroy James Farmers Market is considered an essential local food source and is OPEN on Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Pitt County Food Finder app (www.FoodForPitt.org) has been updated with COVID 19 meal services for students and emergency food assistance sites

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (ECU) INFORMATION 

  • East Carolina University (ECU) is a public research university in Greenville, North Carolina. It is the fourth largest university in North Carolina.  
  • For the latest information regarding COVID-19 preparation and response from ECU, CLICK HERE.

GREENVILLE UTILITIES COMMISSION (GUC)  

  • GUC is temporarily suspending all disconnections due to non-payment and will be helping customers who need help work out payment plans on an individual basis  
  • For full information on GUC preparedness and response, CLICK HERE.

GREENVILLE - PITT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  

  • The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce has created a COVID-19 Resource Guide to assist local businesses affected by the outbreak. 
  • To view this information CLICK HERE.

PITT COUNTY SCHOOLS INFORMATION

  • For the latest information regarding COVID-19 response from PCS, CLICK HERE

PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (PCC) INFORMATION

  • To view all information regarding COVID-19 preparation and response from PCC, CLICK HERE.

SHEPPARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  • Sheppard Memorial Library, all branch libraries, and the Bookmobile will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. 
  • No late fees are being charged during the closure (please keep items at home until reopen)
  • Sing songs and read stories during Virtual Storytime -  an online children’s program which is currently being offered Monday - Thursday. For full details, visit www.sheppardlibrary.org
  • Free resources to help parents and caregivers with at-home reading and learning during the COVID-19 School closures. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

VIDANT HEALTH SYSTEMS INFORMATION

  • Vidant Health has established a COVID-19 community resource line 252-847-8000, available from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 7 days a week
  • For the latest information from Vidant Health on the Coronavirus, CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

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  • Financial education and credit counseling
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GET THE FAQ’S

  • For answers to some of the most Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding the Coronavirus, CLICK HERE.

ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES

  • The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is here to help you navigate this unprecedented event
  • To view all services available from the SBTDC, CLICK HERE.

HAND WASHING

  • Washing your hands is one of the most important and effective ways to prevent the spread of disease
  • For a short video on proper hand washing CLICK HERE

RUMOR CONTROL

  • Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Make sure to stay informed with FEMA’s updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response, CLICK HERE.

INFORMATION FOR THE DEAF / HARD OF HEARING

  • To view a special message from NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about the COVID-19, CLICK HERE.
  • To view a special message from NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about taking care of yourself during COVID-19 outbreak, CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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