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Richmond County opens Coronavirus Hotline

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Government, with the leadership of the Richmond County Health Department and Richmond County Emergency Services will open a Coronavirus Hotline beginning on Monday, March 16.

The hotline will be open beginning at 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. and will be staffed seven days a week. The Coronavirus Hotline will be able to answer general questions about the virus to include protection and prevention type questions. To reach the hotline, you can call 910-417-4947. 


Currently, Richmond County does not have any cases, either presumptive or confirmed. If a presumptive or confirmed case is diagnosed in Richmond County, a statement will be issued by Richmond County. While testing has occurred, the results have not been received by the Richmond County Health Department. To protect yourself from the coronavirus, you should:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth;
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home until you feel better. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention but call in advance before going. 

For more information regarding the coronavirus, please call the hotline beginning Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m. If you need information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or you can call the North Carolina Poison Control Center’s new hotline for Coronavirus questions and concerns at 1-866-462-3821.  


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