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COVID-19 Update from Bladen County Health Department

Bladen County Health Department released new numbers with an update on July 31, 2020. Dr. Teresa Duncan, DNP, RN-C, CNE, CPHQ, Director of Bladen County Health and Human Services stated with the update, “In relation to positive cases and percentage of positive cases Bladen statistics are leveling or slightly decreasing! The 3 Ws are working! Great job Bladen!”

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The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state works to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.

COVID-19 Testing available at the following locations:

CommWell Health (1-910-567-7114 or 1-877-WELL-ALL (935-5255) continues to test in Tar Heel, Monday-Friday, times vary.

Robeson Health Care Corporation is testing at the St. Pauls site (910-241-30420), times vary.

Ø Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Clinics and Express Care offer testing(Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin, Elizabethtown and White Lake) for anyone exhibiting symptoms or those in high risk groups without symptoms, after a visit with the provider on duty. Contact the clinic located in your area for further information:

· Bladenboro 910-863-3138

· Clarkton 910-862-1217

· Dublin 910-862-3528

· Elizabethtown 910-862-5500

· White Lake 910-862-1265

· Express Care 910-862-2122

Bladen cases have been linked to social gatherings, work, travel and community acquired (unknown source). Bladen County residents are vulnerable of getting or spreading the virus. In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath, the CDC added symptoms for the coronavirus: chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, and a new loss of taste. 

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