Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses

On July, 22, 2020, the CDC stopped recommending employers to require return to work COVID-19 testing. It is not necessary for asymptomatic employees. Employers may actually be putting their employees at a higher risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 by being exposed at testing sites by symptomatic COVID-positive patients.  Mass screening of non-healthcare employees may reduce or eliminate a symptomatic patient from being tested in a timely matter. Employers should not require a healthcare provider’s note for employees to return to work. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness, can recover at home without medical care, and can follow CDC recommendations to determine when to discontinue home isolation and return to work. Please refer to the CDC guidelines in the link below. We continue to encourage frequent hand washing, using sanitizers, daily temperature monitoring, wearing masks and social distancing. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/testing-non-healthcare-workplaces.html

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Individuals may receive COVID-19 testing at the drive-through site managed by NC Department of Health and Human Services located in the parking lot of Southeastern Health Park on Dawn Drive, Lumberton. Type of testing depends on testing supply availability. For more information about this testing site, click here. Note: This testing location has added Saturday hours on 1/15, 1/22 and 1/29 from 8 am - 12 pm.

Rapid and PCR testing is available at Primary Care and Urgent Care clinics for patients who have symptoms.

Antigen and PCR testing is offered by physician referral only at Laboratory Drive-Through, 202 W. 27th Street, Lumberton, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Antigen test results available same day via MyChart. PCR test results are available 24-48 hours after collection via MyChart. For instructions to print MyChart results, click here.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster

Individuals who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster, may schedule an appointment for vaccines by calling UNC Health Southeastern primary care clinics direct or scheduling through the Call Center at 1-844-735-8864. UNC Health Southeastern administers Pfizer for individuals ages 12 and over and Moderna for ages 18 and over. For a full list of vaccine recommendations and eligibility, visit the cdc website here. To view a complete clinic listing with hours and phone numbers, visit here.

Mask Up

Wear your mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19