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Cumberland Reports 24 New Cases, Drive-Thru Testing Continues

May 19, 2020

Department of Public Health officials report an additional 24 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 511.

Drive-thru Testing 
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health has created a COVID-19 Testing and Collection webpage and map with information on providers that are conducting testing for coronavirus.

The Health Department will begin offering drive-thru COVID-19 test collection on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Manna Church at 5117 Cliffdale Road. Test collection will be conducted by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. An online self-assessment and appointment portal is posted on the Department’s COVID-19 Testing and Collection webpage. Call the Health Department with questions at 910-433-3700.

Drive-thru testing supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart at 4601 Ramsey Street. Anyone interested in being tested should visit to see if they are eligible for the free testing and to make an appointment.

Campaign Addresses Safety, Consumer Confidence
The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) has joined forces with industry leaders, academic partners, and state officials on an innovative public health initiative for safely reopening restaurants and other businesses while addressing consumers’ need for trustworthy standards. Called Count On Me NC, the program provides specific guidance to restaurants, hotels, and other businesses on best practices on protecting guests for the phased reopening after Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

Count On Me NC centers on an evidence-based training program that provides specific guidance to restaurants, hotels, attractions and other businesses on best practices for North Carolina’s phased reopening after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. A companion public relations component will encourage consumers to join the effort to keep everyone safe with a Guest Pledge. The campaign will also direct consumers to look for certificates and Count on Me NC logos for assurance that a business has completed the voluntary, no-cost training.

Staying Updated
Cumberland County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes. The county is also sharing important information on its FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts.