PENDER COUNTY – With the spread of COVID-19 in Southeastern North Carolina, Pender County authorities declared a state of emergency effective Monday, March 30, beginning at 5 p.m.
“Pender County has carefully monitored the Coronavirus,” said George Brown, Pender County chairman of the board of county commissioners. “We are coordinating our efforts through our capable county health director, Carolyn Moser, and Carson Smith, our interim emergency manager.”
Brown signed a Pender County State of Emergency late Monday, following his statements made by video. The video is available for viewing on the Pender County website, pendercountync.gov and on the county’s Facebook pages.
Starting today, the Pender County State of Emergency declaration will closely adhere to Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 121, which mandates a Stay at Home policy through April.
“The Stay at Home order is vital to mitigating the spread of COVID-19,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County director of health and human services.
All Pender County offices will remain open. Essential government work is being accomplished.
“The health department and human services are open and prepared to serve our citizens,” said Moser. “Our hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.”
“Pender County Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation and we support the health department during the pandemic,” said Carson Smith, interim emergency manager. “We urge everyone to follow the Stay at Home emergency declaration and Executive Order 121.”
For assistance call Pender County Health Department at 910-259-1230 or the EM office at 910- 259-1210.