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Posted on: March 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local Agencies Meet to Discuss Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparations and Response

Lincoln County and City of Lincolnton officials met Tuesday, March 10, with representatives from Lincoln County Health Department, police, sheriff, fire, EMS, county and charter schools, Atrium Health, local assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, local businesses and other privately owned health providers to open lines of communication and share information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that is circulating the US and worldwide. Although Lincoln County is currently a low risk community, Lincoln County and City of Lincolnton officials understand the concerns of citizens and are being proactive in reviewing and discussing local preparations and a potential response should the need arise.

Lincoln County and City of Lincolnton departments are working together with internal and external partner agencies to ensure:
  • Public information is coordinated and reliable information from sources such as CDC and NCDHHS is shared with citizens on a timely basis
  • Everyone has current recommendations on cleaning & hygiene practices
  • Resources are available to private and public entities to provide the standard of care that has been established
  • Policies and Procedures are being reviewed to allow for remote work where possible, and absenteeism policies are reviewed for both leniency and red flag patterns
  • Open communication with Lincoln County Health Department, which will be the lead agency in responding to any local outbreak if one occurs.
There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County. First responders will continue to respond to calls as normal, but residents may be asked additional questions by telecommunicators to determine if the patient has had a potential exposure.

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