COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Greenville-Pitt County

**UPDATED Wednesday, August 25 2021 at 5pm**

As of 5 p.m., July 30, 2021, there are no restrictions or measures imposed by executive order for the general public in the state of North Carolina. Restrictions, however, may be imposed by local governments. As of August 25, 2021 at 5pm, no general public restrictions have been imposed by the City of Greenville, Pitt County Government, or Pitt County municipalities. 

 

Please Be a Responsible Traveler.

North Carolina's current restrictions are in place to help keep you and others safe:

  • Per Governor's orders, face coverings are no longer required in public (except for public transportation, hospitals and other healthcare settings, long-term care settings, childcare settings, schools, camps, correctional facilities, and homeless shelters) however, individual businesses may still require patrons to continue to wear masks indoors. However, the The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if you live in an area with high or substantial levels of transmission to wear a mask when in indoor public settings - even if you are vaccinated.

  • Effective May 14, all capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements are lifted for restaurants, bars, and meeting spaces in hotels. Some venues may continue to implement stronger restrictions on a case-by-case basis and unvaccinated people should continue to maintain social distance from others and wear face coverings

  • Indoor dining is now fully open. As our restaurants and businesses begin to staff up, space may be limited and hours may differ. Please check ahead and make a reservation, if and when possible. Also, some restaurants may still require face coverings indoors and socially distance tables, so please be prepared and adhere to protocols at individual businesses. 

  • Visitors and residents should continue to adhere to government orders and health guidelines. Also, be aware N.C. counties and cities can enact ordinances and issue state of emergency declarations that impose greater restrictions or prohibitions, so please stay up to date on local conditions while traveling. 

Please Practice Patience & Kindness.

We are so glad you are here! We ask for patience and understanding from visitors and residents as many Greenville-Pitt County businesses and restaurants work to reopen and staff back up to once again operate at full capacity. Many independent and locally-owned restaurants are working hard to hire and train more staff, which may cause slightly longer delays in some cases. Let's be kind to each other as we all work to get back to a better place. 


COVID VACCINE SITE INFORMATION:

Vidant Greenville Vaccine Clinic​: 

To better accommodate current demand, Vidant Health will transition new, Greenville-based COVID-19 vaccine appointments from the Greenville Convention Center to the newly established Vidant Greenville Vaccine Clinic effective Thursday, April 8. The new Vidant Greenville Vaccine Clinic is located at 2380 W. Arlington Boulevard, Greenville, in the building formerly known as Vidant Minor Emergency.

The new location will initially be open Monday-Friday and can accommodate up to 350 vaccine appointments per day. Vidant may adjust days and hours of operations for the clinic based on demand. Appointments are required and are already available at  VidantHealth.com/Vaccinate or by calling 252-847-8000.

The vaccine site serves anyone in eastern North Carolina, consistent with state and federal guidelines. 

Pitt County Health Department: 

The Pitt County Health Department now offers an online COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Scheduler to make it easier and more convenient for the general public to make appointments. Members of the general public must attest that they fall within the current eligible categories in order to receive the vaccine.

Find Your Spot, Take Your Shot: 

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, whether or not you have health insurance, but supplies will be limited at first. The goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines. North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while empowering local vaccine providers with the flexibility to move to the next priority group as they complete phases and have vaccines available. Find your vaccine eligibility group and vaccine location. 


COVID-19 TESTING IN GREENVILLE-PITT COUNTY:

 

  • The Pitt County Health Department through a collaboration with Pitt County Emergency Management and Vidant Medical Center is offering daily community COVID-19 testing. For more information about the locations and times of the free testing, click here. A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is now open MondaysWednesdays & Fridays from 7:00am – 9:00am located in the parking lot of the Walmart at 210 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville, NC 27834. To sign up for an appointment, CLICK HERE. There is no out-of-pocket cost to individuals. To view the full details from Walmart on this testing site, CLICK HERE

GREENVILLE & PITT COUNTY INFORMATION:

PITT COUNTY COVID-19 MEDIA SESSIONS 

  • MEDIA INTERVIEWS TO BE LIVE STREAMED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 2:30PM. Pitt County will host these media sessions to answer questions from the media and public and they will be posted to the Pitt County Facebook page and YouTube channel

  • To view these sessions LIVE on the Public Health Facebook page, CLICK HERE

  • To view all COVID-19 media from Pitt County, CLICK HERE

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GREENVILLE & PITT COUNTY EDUCATION INFORMATION:

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY: ECU Coronavirus Updates & Resources

PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE: PCC Coronavirus Information Page

PITT COUNTY SCHOOLS: COVID-19 Road to Reopening


ACCOMMODATIONS, RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS INFORMATION:

Count on Me NC Circle

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit North Carolina, the NC Department of Health & Human Services, and NC State University Extension have created and launched an innovative public health initiative for safely reopening restaurants and other businesses while addressing consumers’ need for trustworthy standards.

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 Governor Cooper’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions, and businesses prepare to reopen, Count on Me NC is a mutual pledge and public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe and protected.

All 5 Count on Me NC training modules are live, and include:

  • Restaurant: Owners & Operators 
  • Restaurant: Front of House Staff 
  • Restaurant: Back of House Staff 
  • All Businesses: Cleaning & Disinfecting Surfaces for COVID-19 Management 
  • General Best Practices for COVID-19 Management 

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.

This program is FREE to both members and non-members, and we highly encourage our local lodging, restaurant, and attraction partners and staff, as well as individuals who will patronize these businesses, to participate in the online health and safety tutorial to receive Count on Me NC certification for their business and to utilize and display the Count on Me NC marketing materials tool-kit provided at your place of business and on social media to help reassure customers that your business is invested in reopening safely with both your staff and customers health as a top priority and is a part of the #CountOnMeNC movement! Please see the Count on Me NC website to see a map of current businesses participating in Greenville, Pitt County, and NC: countonmenc.org

The CDC offers specific instructions for cleaning and disinfecting on their website at this linkBest practices are to protect your employees and customers by maintaining stringent cleaning practices.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • CDC offers specific guidance here.
  • Air B&B advice for hosts link is here.
  • Ensure you clean items including (but not limited to): door handles, telephones, toilets, light switches, remote controls, blowdryers, HVAC controls, faucet handles, and other surfaces frequently.
  • The NC Restaurant & Lodging Association has created an online Coronavirus Resource Center for Hospitality Businesses that contains webinars with Practical Tutorials for Employers plus Restaurant- and Lodging-Specific Resources.

RESTAURANTS:

POSTERS & HANDOUTS:

The CDC has some great posters and handouts you can download here.


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA INFORMATION:

US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

BUSINESS RESOURCES:

Business Resources from the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce

Business Resources from the North Carolina Department of Commerce 

U.S. Small Business Administration Lenders 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Sheppard Memorial Library (Offers Virtual Story-time Monday-Thursday)

Read ENC Free Resources for At-Home Reading

Helpful COVID-19 Information from the ECU Office of Research

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina (resource for people to call for assistance related to COVID-19)


The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau continues closely monitoring the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to Greenville-Pitt County and North Carolina, and its impacts on travel and our areas events, meetings, sports tournaments, and family reunions being canceled and/or postponed. Our top priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our community, its residents, and our visitors. This has proven to be an evolving situation, but we are committed to providing updated information and resources for visitors, residents, and our local businesses. Our team is in regular contact with the State Tourism Office (Visit NC) and our city and county government and health agencies to stay informed.

OUR VISIT GREENVILLE, NC VISITORS CENTER & OFFICES REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHILE WE MAKE PLANS TO REOPEN. PLEASE REACH OUT TO US BY PHONE 252-329-4200 OR EMAIL info@visitgreenvillenc.com FOR INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO STOP BY.