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Durham County Department of Public Health modified hours of operation during COVID-19 State of Emergency
The Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) is coordinating with the North Carolina Department of Health Human Services (NCDHHS) as NCDHHS leads COVID-19 monitoring and preparedness efforts for the state. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.
Durham County COVID-19 hotline: 919-635-8150.
Use the resources below to find accurate, up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19, including guidance for specific groups.
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Use the hotlines below for general information and updates on COVID-19. NC 211 can also refer callers to community resources for help with food, shelter, parenting, and more. These hotlines can NOT provide direct medical services.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (available 24/7):
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162, or text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive text updates.
Durham County Department of Public Health (available 8:30-5:00, 7 days a week):
For media inquiries, contact:
Dr. Alecia Smith
There are many ways to help Durham County residents affected by COVID-19:
For community members:
Duke Health is accepting outside donations of unused medical grade N95 masks, surgical and ear-lop face masks, and unopened boxes of exam gloves. Homemade cloth masks are not being accepted at this time: https://sites.duke.edu/remedy/how-to-donate/
The Salvation Army is accepting cloth mask donations for Durham emergency responders:
909 Liberty St.
Donations accepted Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Click here for an additional list of organizations in need of volunteers and resources.
Durham City and County Governments made additional updates to the unified Durham Stay-At-Home Order on Friday, April 17, 2020. The combined order is for all residents in response to the community spread of COVID-19. Overall, officials agree that most people in our community are doing well at social distancing and staying home according to both local and national guidelines designed to reduce the spread of the deadly disease. According to Mayor Steve Schewel and Durham Board of County Commissioners Chair Wendy Jacobs, the intended purpose of this update is intended to focus on three specific areas: Wearing Face Coverings, Rules for Farmers Markets, and New Guidelines for Realtors.
Full news release: https://www.dconc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6635/31?backlist=%2f
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Chair of the Durham Board of County Commissioners Wendy Jacobs signed the Durham County Stay-At-Home Order in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. The Durham County Stay-At-Home Order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. The Order will remain in effect until April 30, 2020.
On March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes effect on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM and reduces the size of gatherings to 10 people. The Order provides for essential businesses to continue to operate while prioritizing social distancing measures. The Order has the force of law and will be enforced in all 100 counties statewide.
On March 15, 2020, Chair of the Board Wendy Jacobs signed a Declaration of State of Emergency in Durham County. The declaration was made following President of the United States Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order and the North Carolina State of Emergency issued in response to the pandemic state of Coronavirus (COVID-19). To read Durham County’s Declaration of State of Emergency, visit https://www.dconc.gov/Home/
DCoDPH & Durham Public Schools Joint Press Conference (March 13, 2020): Watch here.