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CITY OF CLINTON: COVID-19 Updates

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By Press release submission | Mar 24, 2020

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City of Clinton issued the following announcement on March 16.

The City has dedicated a section of our website to providing information about COVID-19. Please click below. 

Additional Info...

The City of Clinton remains committed to serving our citizens during these unprecedented times. We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of public health officials as it relates to COVID-19. We are asking our citizens to comply with the guidance and regulations being issued by public health agencies and public officials. 

Who to Call: 

Sampson County Health Department COVID-19 direct line (910) 490-1056

State of NC COVID-19 Call Center at 866-462-3821

NC 211 Hotline for general inquiries regarding state agencies Dial 211

Public Health Information:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Sampson County COVID-19 Resource Page 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sampson Regional Medical Center

What the City is Doing

The City provides many essential government services to our citizens and keeping those services up and running is our highest priority. Along with Sampson County and municipalities across the state, the City of Clinton has declared a state of emergency as an administrative measure that will allow us to more effectively respond as this unprecedented situation unfolds and ensure our community is reimbursed for any expenses incurred responding and assisting the community.

  • Service Adjustments
    • We are asking citizens to please reach out to us remotely for service needs. Many issues can be handled by phone, online, or by email
    • Water service disconnections for non-payment have been suspended
    • Annual District Meetings have been postponed until further notice
    • Baseball and softball leagues have been suspended
    • Recreation centers have been temporarily closed
    • Park Master Plan Public Input Meeting 03/17/20 postponed
  • Protecting Our Workplace
    • We are developing ways to limit interpersonal contact while still providing a high level of service to citizens. Citizens are encouraged to reach out to us remotely for service needs. 
    • We are keeping City employees informed with the latest information from public health officials
    • We are encouraging good hygiene practices in the workplace and enhancing cleaning practices at City facilities
    • We have established protocols for removing employees from the workplace if they are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
    • We are exploring options for flexible use of sick and vacation time and options for remote work when possible
    • We have limited in person meetings among staff
Business Assistance & Unemployment 

NC Unemployment COVID-19 Page 

US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

Original source can be found here.

 

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