COVID -19 Resource Page

Especially during this COVID crisis, Sampson County is committed to our mission: protecting the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. To fulfill that mission, we have taken and will continue to take actions, that while they may be inconvenient, are in the best interest of our citizens and our employees and based upon guidance and direction from federal, state and local health officials. We ask for your patience and understanding.

We are maintaining this resource page to offer you information on what the County is doing in response to COVID-19 as well as guidance from public health professionals. We want you to have the facts, not misinformation, and we make every effort to keep this page updated. Please understand that information is subject to change frequently, and with little to no notice.

SAMPSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID HELPLINE
(910) 490-1056
Mon. - Fri. 8am – 5pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and a staff member will return your call promptly. 


SAMPSON COUNTY TESTING & VACCINATION INFORMATION (Updated January 12, 2022)
Please check back often as these schedules are subject to change.

COVID-19 Testing Information

**Due to a shortage of rapid COVID testing kits, ALL rapid COVID testing has been suspended until further notice**

PCR COVID-19 Testing ONLY will be offered:

Every Tuesday at Sampson County Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Rd., Clinton between 8:00 am – 11:00 am AND 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The parking lot will be closed from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and at 4:00 pm.

Every Thursday at Sampson County Health Department, 360 County Complex Rd., Clinton between 8:00 am – 10:00 am AND 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Use the first main entrance off Rowan Rd to go around County Complex Rd. toward the CashPoints ATM. Use the loop driveway in front of Building E.

  • No appointment necessary.
  • Drive-through testing only. Please stay in your vehicle and DO NOT come inside the building.
  • Bring all Medicaid, Medicare and Insurance cards.
If you are experiencing symptoms, call your Healthcare Provider or the Health Department COVID Line at (910) 490-1056.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines are available:

March 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Wednesdays & Fridays
at Sampson County Health Department between 8:00 am – 11:30 am AND 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

  • Appointments and Walk-Ins are welcome.
  • Bring all Medicaid, Medicare and Insurance cards.
Also available:

  • Additional (third) doses of Moderna/Pfizer for immunocompromised people.
  • Booster Shots of Moderna/Pfizer/J&J for those that have completed the primary vaccine series.
  • Pediatric doses of Pfizer for children ages 5-11 and teens ages 12-17.
  • Additional (third) doses of Pfizer for immunocompromised children ages 5-11.
  • Booster Shots of Pfizer after completion of primary vaccine series (5 months) for ages 12-17.
Vaccine Resources:

CDC – Types of Vaccines Available 

CDC – Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines

NCDHHS – Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccinations 

To schedule an appointment at Sampson Regional Medical Center or to be added to the waitlist to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, click here.



SAMPSON COUNTY WEEKLY COVID-19 TESTING REPORT – WEEK ENDING December 10, 2021

  • Total Number of Tests Reported to Date: 33,623
  • Positive Test Results: 12,025 (127 additional since 12/3)                                          
  • Negative Test Results: 21,598
  • COVID Reported Deaths to Date: 143 (1 additional since 12/3) 

Post-Vaccination Information and Guidance
After You're Fully Vaccinated 
Guidance regarding maximizing mask effectiveness
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel
Quarantine guidance for vaccinated persons


Stay Safe, Stay Informed – The COVID-19 Virus and Vaccines in North Carolina
The COVID-19 Virus and Vaccines in North Carolina


COVID-19 Vaccine Update 
Click here.


COVID-19 Information


PREVENTION, CARE, AND CLEANING

This toolkit is designed to inform and educate about testing, contact tracing and preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Information included in this toolkit:

  • Don’t Wait to Vaccinate;
  • Know Your Ws in High-Risk Settings
  • You Don’t Have to Wonder – Get Tested
  • Helping to Slow the Spread
  • For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers

FOOD INSECURITY
Three in One Family Center - In partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC & the USDA (Temporarily Suspended)


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES GUIDANCE
For Social Services-related information click here


NC COVID-19 INFORMATION
Information for the following may be found here.
  • Businesses
  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Housing and Sheltering
  • Human Services
  • Individuals, Families and Communities

NC COVID-19 GUIDANCE
Guidance for the following may be found here.
  • Businesses
  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Housing and Sheltering
  • Human Services
  • Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Law Enforcement
  • Staying Ahead of the Curve
  • Vaccines
  • Veterinarians and Animal Services

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

COUNTY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS – OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS

Changes are tough, but our guiding principle in making tough decisions about operational changes is that we need to protect our citizens (especially those in high risk categories) and ensure our workforce remains healthy to continue to serve you in the long term. Sampson County Local Government’s goal is to serve you as efficiently as possible during this pandemic. All departments are accessible by phone, and many of our services can be conducted online. Anyone needing services from Sampson County offices may wish to call prior to arrival to get the most updated information on closures, operating procedures, and provided services. 

See a listing of each department's re-opening procedures here. See a listing of departmental phone numbers here. See our online services here.

Notice:
With the changes in Executive Order 204, the Expo Center has revised its guidelines for usage. Please view them here.

When you enter any Sampson County Government office, you will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will be glad to provide one for you.  Some departments will require your temperature to be checked prior to entrance for services. If you or anyone in your family has a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please call and reschedule your appointment and seek medical advice regarding your symptoms. 


PARTNER AGENCIES INFORMATION

Sampson County Cooperative Extension
The Cooperative Extension office has provided citizens with a resource page, here.

Sampson County Schools/Clinton City Schools/Sampson Community College
Decisions and updated information for our educational partners can be found at the following links:

Sampson Regional Medical Center
Pertinent information regarding visitor restrictions and patient services. 

Sampson County Courts
Notice will be posted at all court facilities directing any person who has likely been exposed to COVID-19 to not enter the courthouse. Any person who has likely been exposed and has business before the courts should contact the Clerk of Superior Court’s office by telephone at (910) 596-6630 or other remote means for further instruction. For information on court closures, go to NCcourts.gov.