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City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County officials are prepared, & met to discuss response plans for our community...
March 11, 2020
Lincolnton, NC – 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:
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.
Global efforts at this time are focused on lessening the spread and impact of this virus. Lincoln County residents are urged to exercise judgment and common sense:
Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton are prepared and ready to respond should COVID-19 illness be suspected or confirmed in the community. All citizens are urged to do their part to slow the spread of the disease, so it does not overwhelm our healthcare facilities and providers. Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton have posted current information and recommendations to their respective websites (LincolnCounty.org & LincolntonNC.org) and will provide future updates and instructions as appropriate.
For general questions regarding COVID-19 please call the Coronavirus Helpline at 1-866-462-3821.
For specific concerns regarding Lincoln County please call the Lincoln County Health Department triage line at 704-736-8510.
Ronnie Rombs, Lincoln County PIO, firstname.lastname@example.org, (704) 685-2559
Laura Morris, City of Lincolnton PIO, LMorris@LincolntonNC.org, (980) 241-3969
Covid-19 Update - City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County
Covid-19 Update - City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County (SPANISH)