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County Has 13 COVID-19 Cases, Commissioners Hold Special Meeting March 30

Mar 28, 2020

As of 5 p.m. March 28, Cumberland County has a total of 13 positive COVID-19 cases.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is conducting contact tracing investigations and will notify any contacts who fall under the guidelines for additional monitoring and testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a “close contact” as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more.

Commissioners Hold Special Meeting Monday at 1 p.m.

The Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday, March 30, at 1 p.m. to consider amendments to the Cumberland County Emergency Management Ordinance. The county attorney is recommending the amendments to ensure the county has full authority to take actions necessary for the current public health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to comply with Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 121, Section 3.A.a, this special meeting will be available live to the public and media via the County’s website at, Facebook and YouTube sites, as well as the Fayetteville Cumberland Education Channel (FCETV) on Spectrum Cable Channel 5. Several commissioners will be participating via teleconference.