COVID-19 Resources

**CONFIRMED CASES IN WARREN COUNTY, NC: As of August 6th at 5:00 pm, there are 254 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Warren County, NC. There are 7 deaths related to COVID-19. **

If you have questions about your health and COVID-19 concerns, please call your doctor or the Warren County Public Health Department at (252)-257-1185.


Please see attached Executive Order 147 which does the following:

  1. Extends Phase II (EO141) for three weeks (now expiring at 5:00pm on July 17, 2020).

       2. Requires the wearing of face coverings.

Please see Section II of the attached EO147 for face covering requirements, exception, and enforcement provisions.

 EO147 becomes effective at 5:00pm on June 26th

Executive Order 147 (June 24, 2020)

EO 147 FAQs

NC DHHS Interim Guidance on Face Coverings


Linked below are EO141, EO141 FAQs, and additional guidance for various categories of businesses and activities (restaurants, places of worship and religious services, large venues, retail businesses, personal care businesses, public pools and spas, tattoo businesses, day camps, overnight camps, and child care facilities).


EO141: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO141-Phase-2.pdf

EO141 FAQs: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Phase-2-FAQ.pdf

EO141 additional guidance for various businesses: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#phase-2-easing-of-restrictions


We will post resources and information to this page involving the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this page as information evolves. 

Click here for FAQs from NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Flyer to post on your business door: Self-Assessment Prior to Entering Flyer (English);  Self-Assessment Prior to Entering Flyer (Spanish)

NC Governor Roy Cooper Press Releases

Important Phone Numbers

Warren County COVID-19 Information Line: (252)-257-7132

This information line will only be manned Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. 

NC COVID-19 Hotline: (866)-462-3821  

If you have questions or concerns you can call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at: 1-866-462-3821 for more information. Press 1 for English or to ask for a language interpretor. Spanish speaking residents should press 2. To submit questions online, go to http://ncpoisoncontrol.org  and select Chat.

Warren County Public Health Department: (252)-257-1185

NC 211: Dial 2-1-1  (https://www.nc211.org/ )

Cardinal Innovations Emergency and Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1-800-939-5911

Important Websites

Warren County Public Health Department

Warren County Schools

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NC Department of Public Safety

COVID-19 Internet Service Offering

NC Learn @ Home

What is COVID-19?

Click here for captioned message in ASL about COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illness in animals and humans. Some coronaviruses commonly circulate in the United States, and usually cause upper respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose, although some can cause more serious illness. The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus causes the illness COVID-19.

 How can I prevent becoming infected with COVID-19?

Click here for captioned message in ASL about self-care during a COVID-19 outbreak

Coronaviruses like COVID-19 are most often spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands. High-risk populations include adults over 65 years, people with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.

We encourage you to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Wearing a cloth face covering
  • Keeping 6 feet apart to avoid close contact with others (social distancing) 
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are ill.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched.

These precautions are also helpful in preventing the spread of common illnesses such as influenza

What should I do if I have become exposed to COVID-19?

If you have traveled to an area with an active outbreak, such as China, in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing you should:

  • Call your doctor’s office or the local health department. Before you visit any medical provider call ahead and tell them about your recent travel history and/or exposure and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid non-essential travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Where can I learn more?

To stay up to date on the latest and to make sure you are getting accurate information from reliable sources WCHD encourages you to visit the CDC’s Coronavirus website at : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ and the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus website at:  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.  Please also visit the CDC’s link on handwashing at:  https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

If you have questions or concerns you can call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at: 1-866-462-3821 for more information. Press 1 for English or to ask for a language interpretor. Spanish speaking residents should press 2. To submit questions online, go to http://ncpoisoncontrol.org  and select Chat.


Coping with Stress, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, and Other Issues Related to Mental Health

Cardinal Innovations Emergency and Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1-800-939-5911

CDC: Coronavirus-Managing Anxiety and Stress

SAMHSA’s Tip Sheets-Can be Shared & Downloaded:

The US DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Calls to 1-800-985-5990 and texts of “TalkWithUs” to 66746 are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the US, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support.

  • Spanish speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support or text “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing - TTY 1-800-846-8517 or can text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Callers to the hotline can connect with counselors in 100+ languages via 3rd party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in one’s primary language, indicate preferred language to the responding counselor and they will connect to a live interpreter

We encourage everyone to please use reliable sources of information during this time; please do not spread false information. Our public health officials and local government staff are working diligently to ensure our community is as resilient as possible during this time. The State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) updates the official COVID-19 count daily at 11 am on their website; we encourage you to follow this reliable source of information at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.

Please continue to do your part in practicing the recommended prevention efforts, including: wearing a cloth face covering, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if you are sick. When Warren County confirms a case, we will alert you.

For questions relating to Warren County and COVID-19, please call our Warren County COVID-19 Information Line at 252-257-7132 (Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm).**


COVID-19 PSA from Chairman Tare Davis (audio)

COVID-19 PSA from Commissioner Jennifer Pierce (audio)

Dr. Brake, Director of Warren County Health Department, PSA (April 16, 2020) (audio)

Warren County Health Department COVID-19 April 16, 2020 PSA (audio)

Warren County Health Department COVID-19 PSA (audio)

Senior Center COVID-19 PSA (audio)