March 23, 2020 at 9:53 PM EDT – Updated March 23 at 9:57 PM
GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – The Pitt County Board of Commissioners has issued a two-week shelter in place order for county residents, but to allow essential services to continue operating. It will take effect on March 25, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Mike Emory, Pitt County Director of Public Information confirmed the order Monday evening.
The vote came as a result of a recommendation from Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, who expressed concerns about the potential need for hospital bed space with the threat of rising COVID-19 cases. Mike Emory, Pitt County Director of Public Information confirmed the order Monday evening.
Vidant Health provides health care services for about 29 eastern NC counties.
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