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City ramps up cleaning efforts to mitigate spread of Coronavirus

Post Date:03/10/2020 4:42 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Consistent with Cumberland County’s guidance and out of an abundance of caution, we have taken measures to mitigate possible Coronavirus contamination.

“We are actively monitoring the situation and remain in constant contact with Cumberland County’s Department of Public Health to determine if there are any direct threats regarding COVID-19 to our area,” said City Manager Doug Hewett. “We will adjust our daily routines and mitigation measures as needed to help keep employees and citizens safe.

In light of the recent spread of COVID-19, we have taken preventative measures to mitigate the passing of germs from employees and citizens:

  • Transit. We routinely clean our buses at the end of each day, which includes sweeping and mopping bus floors, and using a disinfectant to wipe down seats, hand rails, grab rails, fare boxes, steering wheels, doors and windows. 
  • Airport. We routinely clean the airport each day, from bathrooms, to the baggage claim area, to the terminals. Routine cleaning includes mopping with a disinfectant and as an added measure we are wiping down all seats, tables and other surface areas with disinfectant.
  • City Hall. We routinely clean city hall each day. As an added measure of precaution we performed a “deep clean” of City Hall with extra sanitizing measures, to include wiping down all seats, tables and surface areas with a disinfectant.
  • Bathroom improvements. We have installed, or are in the process of installing, hands-free faucets and self-flushing toilets and urinals at all city facilities.

There are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cumberland County. There are seven presumptive positive cases in North Carolina.  If a confirmed positive or presumptive positive case of COVID-19 is identified in Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and the State Department of Public Health will notify the public.

We encourage citizens to monitor our website, social media channels and FayTV for updates on city programs and services. We also encourage the public to seek information from credible sources including the Cumberland County Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19, the NC DHHS website at ncdhhs.gov, and the CDC website at CDC.gov.

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