Pitt County Commissioners have signed a new State of Emergency Declaration, imposing further restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective Tuesday at 5pm, gatherings of 50 people or more will be prohibited. The requirements also close fitness clubs, gyms, hair and nail salons, barbershops, spas, tanning, massage, and tattoo salons, and other professional grooming services. The restrictions also prohibit the use of playground equipment at parks (excludes backyard playgrounds or open-air amenities such as greenways and walking trails). The declaration is for all unincorporated areas of Pitt County. Local health officials are urging the public to stay home and practice social distancing. There have been six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pitt County.
Pitt County residents can find more information about COVID-19 at the county's Coronavirus Information Page.