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The Halifax County Public Health System reported this afternoon the sixth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the county.  

Health Director Bruce Robistow said in a statement the system continues to monitor the positive case while following CDC guidelines for monitoring.  

Health officials are currently following up with other people who may have been exposed to this person.

Meanwhile this afternoon, County Manager Tony Brown said in a statement, “In response to Governor Cooper’s stay-at-home order that went into effect at 5 p.m. yesterday, please follow his directives and stay home unless you or your business falls into one of the exempt categories.”

Brown said, “There is a lot of information on the internet and in the public about COVID-19. Please make sure to go to legitimate sources for information. Those may include, but are not limited to, the CDC, the State of North Carolina or links from reputable news sources.” 

Brown called on county residents to do their part to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus. “Stay at home when possible. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Practice social distancing. Disinfect commonly used surfaces.”

Brown said county staff continues to provide critical services while minimizing public contact when possible.

If you have a question about a county service or department, call that department. You may need to leave a message and receive a return call. 

A list of departments may be found by following this link.