Education campaign aims to stop spread of COVID-19
Lilly Buck with the Columbus County Health Department distributes flyers in the Whiteville Walmart parking lot Wednesday afternoon as part of an education campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19. The health department and Columbus Regional Healthcare System are partnering on the campaign, which includes passing out flyers at big box stores and small businesses throughout the county as well distribution on social media. The fliers lists precautions against the coronavirus, including social distancing, wearing a mask and frequent hand washing. It also states that Columbus County has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in southeastern North Carolina and that the county’s COVID-19 death rate is more than double the state average. Columbus County had reported 103 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths by Wednesday at 2 p.m., putting its death rate at 7.7 percent.The statewide death rate was 3.6 percent, based on data available from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Revised on: 04.29.2020 at 02:28 p.m.
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Stephanie Miller of Columbus Regional Healthcare System hands out a COVID-19 flyer in the Whiteville Walmart parking lot Wednesday.
Daniel Buck of the Columbus County Health Department distributes flyers.
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Mallory Freeman of Columbus Regional Healthcare System leaves a flyer on a car in the Walmart parking lot.
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