State of North Carolina
EXECUTIVE ORDER 116: Declaration of a State of Emergency to Coordinate Response & Protective Actions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
EXECUTIVE ORDER 117: Prohibiting Mass Gatherings & Directing the Statewide Closure of K-12 Public Schools to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
EXECUTIVE ORDER 118: Limiting Operations of Restaurants & Bars & Broadening Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Response to COVID-19
(See FAQs sheet for additional guidance on EO118)
EXECUTIVE ORDER 119: Facilitating Critical Motor Vehicle Operations & Delegating Authority to the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services to Waive Regulations in Order to Expand Access to Child Care & Support Local Health Departments
EXECUTIVE ORDER 120: Additional Limitations on Mass Gatherings, Restrictions on Venues & Long-Term Care Facilities, & Extension of School Closure Date (May 15)
EXECUTIVE ORDER 121: Stay at Home Order & Specific Directions for North Carolina in Response to Increasing COVID-19 Cases
(FAQs sheet for understanding the stay at home order)
EXECUTIVE ORDER 124: Assisting North Carolinians by Prohibiting Utility Shut-Offs, Late Fees, and Reconnection Fees; Providing Guidance About Restrictions on Evictions; and Encouraging Telecommunications Providers, Banks, and Mortgage Servicers to Provide Assistance and Flexibility to Their Customers
COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
FACT SHEET: Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Loans for Eligible Businesses Up to $50,000 With Zero Interest & No Payments for 6 Months
|Business Link North Carolina
Lenders, grant opportunities, layoff aversion strategies, unemployment insurance claims, tax & penalty relief
Click here for Business Relief Resources
|Banks Offering Relief to Customers
From FORBES: a list of banks & financial institutions offering relief to customers affected by Coronavirus & COVID-19
4/8/2020 Daily Case Count of COVID-19 in Craven County
FEMA: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures
Drive Up COVID-19 Testing in Craven County
EPA's List of Antimicrobial Products for Use Against the Cause of Coronavirus COVID-19
City of New Bern: State of Emergency
The City is taking proactive measures to assist with “flattening the curve” to help protect the health and well-being of its citizens. All staff continue to report to work as required to provide our citizens with high levels of service. However, changes to our normal way of providing such services must be modified to ensure the protection of both our citizenry and staff.
- Temporary modifications to downtown parking have been made to accommodate curbside pickup of restaurant orders. Downtown parking will continue to be enforced Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, during the City's State of Emergency. Click here to see the temporary parking modifications.
- Additional items: Planning & Zoning meeting April 7 is cancelled; Historic Preservation Commission meeting April 15 is cancelled.
- City Hall, located at 300 Pollock St., is closed to the public. All business should be conducted electronically (phone, email, fax). In-person meetings are restricted to those initiated by city staff or the Board of Aldermen. Attendance at approved meetings will be limited to city staff & a limited number of participants only, unless otherwise directed. Requests for meetings should be made electronically along with the reason for the meeting & number of participants. Staff will review the request & either confirm or deny the meeting.
- Public safety facilities are closed to the public; all business should be conducted electronically (phone, fax, email). If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 9-1-1. If it is not an emergency, call the New Bern Police Department at (252)633-2020 or Fire-Rescue at (252)639-2931.
- The Utility Business Office, located at 606 Ft. Totten Drive, is closed to walk-in service. Call (252)639-2750 for assistance. Pay your bill using direct mail (PO Box 63005, Charlotte, NC 28263), online services, or the drive-through or dropbox located at the exterior of the building. Requests for new service can be arranged online or over the phone. Shutoffs for nonpayment & late fees are being suspended for 60 days in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order 124. Credit card fees are also suspended if you pay your bill online. Payment arrangements can be made by phone. If you pay in person at the Utility Business Office, please pay by check.
- Parks & Recreation Administration is closed to the public. West New Bern Recreation Center is closed to the public. All city parks remain open during normal business hours, however all New Bern Parks and Recreation basketball courts, playgrounds, and shelters are closed until further notice. Please maintain social distancing when using city parks. All organized Parks & Rec activities, programs, special events, youth & adult sports are suspended until further notice. For Parks & Rec related questions, call (252)639-2901. Cemetery services will continue to process requests, however, all services will be provided electronically until in-person services are required. Call (252)639-2904 for more information.
- Development Services, located at 303 First St., is closed to the public. Visit the table in the foyer of the building where all permits, plans & application packets can be dropped off along with payment (checks only). All permit applications are available online. Paper copies are available in the foyer. All inspections processes will be conducted normally. We respectfully request that attendance at on-site inspections be limited to the inspector unless otherwise directed. For permitting & inspection questions, call (252)639-2942 or 2945. Paperwork can be emailed with the project address & permit type in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Planning & zoning questions can be directed to (252)639-7581 or 7587. Attendance at any on-site inspections will be limited to city staff only unless otherwise directed.
- Human Resources, located at 303 First St., is closed to the public. Employment applications will be processed as normal. In-person interviews have been suspended, however, other technological means of communication may be utilized to perform interviews. Employees can still access HR for their needs. For questions regarding HR matters, call (252)639-7571.
- For any matters of concern or questions regarding these modifications, call City Hall at (252)636-4000.
- Additional items: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center - all events suspended until further notice
- Parks & Recreation Centers - all organized activities suspended, however county parks remain open
- Senior meals program - no congregate meals, they will be served remotely/delivered
- Craven County Government Offices closed to the public (with the exception of the Craven County Health Department clinics)