COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Greenville-Pitt County

**UPDATED Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8am**

NC is Currently Under Phase 3 of its Reopening Plan 

Face Coverings Are Required Statewide

NC is making continued progress to slow the spread of Covid-19, as such Executive Order 209 lifts the requirement that face coverings must be worn outdoors when 6 feet of social distance cannot be consistently maintained from non-household members. Under the new Executive Order, masks will still be required indoors but are no longer mandated outdoors. Masks are still strongly recommended outdoors by NCDHHS in crowded areas and higher risk settings where social distancing is difficult.

Masks should be worn in any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of social distance, gyms even when exercising, all schools public and private, and all public or private transportation when traveling with people outside the household.

  • Masks should be worn whenever you are with someone who is not from your household 
  • Required for children age 5 and older
  • Not required by people with medical or behavioral health issues, disabilities, or other reasons

Under Current Phase 3 Order:

 

Events & Meeting Spaces:

  • Mass gathering limits are in place for conference rooms, meeting halls, auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, parades, fairs and festivals.

    • 100 Indoor Mass Gathering Limit
    • 200 Outdoor Mass Gathering Limit

Hotels:

  • Hotel guests and employees are required to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas, including where multiple guests typically gather (e.g., meeting rooms and the lobby). Masks are not required in outdoor spaces.

  • If the hotel has an indoor bar or restaurant, guests and employees are required to wear face coverings in those areas and must follow the NC face covering requirements while in the restaurant, allowing for face coverings to be removed while eating and/or drinking.

  • Hotel guests are not required to wear face coverings inside their sleeping rooms.

Restaurants & Dining:

  • Restaurants- 75% indoor and 100% outdoor, in addition to being able to offer carry-out, drive-through and/or delivery
  • Breweries, Brewpubs, Distilleries, and Wineries- 75% indoors and 100% outdoors with cleaning and social distancing requirements
  • Bars and Clubs- 50% indoors & outdoors with no occupancy limits with cleaning and social distancing requirements. Guests must be seated. 

Retail & Shopping:

  • 100% percent capacity allowed with cleaning and social distancing.

Museums & Attractions:

Capacity limits for attractions, all with cleaning and social distancing requirements:

  • 100% for museums
  • 75% indoors/100% outdoors for amusement parks, bowling alleys, skating rinks, fields of play, golf ball hitting bays, mini-golf courses, go-cart tracks, paintball and laser tag spots, indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks and gyms and fitness studios
  • 50% indoors/75% outdoors for movie theaters and arcades

Outdoor Recreation:

  • 100% for most local parks and playgrounds, greenways, walking trails and nature preserves while following good social distancing practices. 

    Capacity limits for the following are 100% outdoors and 75% in indoor spaces, with cleaning and social distancing requirements:

    • Fields of play (basketball courts, baseball fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields etc.)
    • Golf courses
    • Outdoor pools

Grooming, Fitness & Personal Wellness:

  • 100% capacity for all personal care, grooming, massage or tattoo businesses can operate at with cleaning and social distancing requirements.


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 CONTINUES TO CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHILE WE MAKE PLANS TO REOPEN. OUR STAFF CONTINUES TO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES FROM HOME TO PROMOTE GREENVILLE-PITT COUNTY DESTINATION AND PLAN FOR RECOVERY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO OUR STAFF BY EMAIL OR OTHER METHODS.