COVID -19 Resource Page

Especially during this COVID crisis, Sampson County is committed to our mission: protecting the health, safety and welfare of our citizen. 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
This number is answered weekdays, between the hours of 8 am – 5pm.


SAMPSON COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE

COVID testing numbers for Sampson County as of October 23, 2020:

  • Total Number of Tests Performed: 7,457
  • Positive Test Results: 2,682 (2,026 recovered)
  • Negative Test Results: 4,760
  • Pending Results: 15
  • Deaths: 31

Sampson County Health official caution that State and private laboratories are current experiencing delays in processing COVID tests. Results may take as long as 7-10 days.

See the State’s COVID Dashboard: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard

TESTING INFORMATION

WHO SHOULD GET TESTED?
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19 (English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

NCDHHS’s Check My Symptoms site: https://ncdhhs-covid19-dtra.powerappsportals.us/

COVID-19 Community Testing in Historically Marginalized Populations https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/Community-Testing-Guidance.pdf

HOW TO GET TESTED
Find testing sites throughout the State: Community Testing Events

POST-TESTING INFORMATION
Contact Tracing  https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/contact-tracing


PREVENTION, CARE, AND CLEANING


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

  • Where: Expo Parking Lot – 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm (they may close earlier if they run out of food kits). 

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

GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS


GUIDANCE FOR THE FARMING AND AGRI-BUSINESS COMMUNITY

NCDHHS Interim Guidance for Migrant Farm Workers and Their Employers (English | Spanish, June 26, 2020)

Face Mask Poster (Spanish)


GUIDANCE FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS


GUIDANCE FOR ADULT CARE,  HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS and NURSING HOMES


GUIDANCE FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP AND OTHER MASS GATHERINGS


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. Some of our offices are open, but many are still providing services by appointment only. Anyone needing services from Sampson County offices should 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.

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.


GUIDANCE FOR SAMPSON COUNTY PUBLIC UTLITIES CUSTOMERS

In compliance with State Executive Order 124, and effective March 31 and for a minimum of 60 days thereafter:

  • Sampson County Public Works will not disconnect any residential customer for non-payment of their bill for this time period. 
  • Residential customers will not have to pay any penalties if they do not pay their water bill during this period.
  • Sampson County Public Works will propose a 6-month repayment plan for residential bills not paid during this time period. Please remember, however, that you are still responsible for paying for the water you use, so payments on your account, even small ones, are important! Your water costs are only deferred, not forgiven.
  • Understanding the need for clean water to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Sampson County ceased cutoffs prior to the March 31 date. If you have concerns regarding your water bill, please contact them at (910) 592-0188. 

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.