North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has extended the State's Safer at Home Order until July 17. Additionally, the Governor has required the use of face coverings as part of the Executive Order.
Here is a breakdown of other aspects of the Safer at Home Order:
• Vulnerable populations are encouraged to stay at home.
• Restaurants can open for indoor dining at 50% capacity with social distancing and increased safety and cleaning protocols.
• Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.
• Personal care services, grooming, and tattoo businesses may open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines and limits on people in waiting areas.
• Swimming pools can open at 50% capacity.
• Bars, gyms, fitness centers, theaters, playgrounds, bowling alleys, skating rinks, museums, exercise facilities, gaming establishments, and night clubs are to remain closed.
A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 210 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville, NC 27834. The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials to test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
Those eligible for testing can sign up for an appointment via eTrueNorth at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual.
Details on the Greenville COVID-19 testing site:
- The site is open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, each week, weather permitting,
- The site will test anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus. In addition, testing is available to all health care providers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
- Appointments will be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.
- For questions regarding testing, call 1-800-635-8611.
- Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.
- The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and then dropped in the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-through site.
- eTrueNorth will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable Departments of Health.
- The site will be staffed by volunteers, including Walmart healthcare professionals and eTrueNorth team members.
- Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
City of Greenville Services
The City of Greenville has reopened many of its facilities with a modified schedule. Facilities are open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
When possible, members of the public are still asked to conduct business with the City of Greenville online or by phone. Examples of services that can be conducted online include payments, parking permit requests, building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permit applications, employment applications, and building inspection requests. Additionally, residents can submit work requests for issues such as street light repairs, potholes, or missed trash pick-ups by using the City Compass tool.
Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact City staff.
- Citizen Action Line: (252) 329-2489
- City Attorney's Office: (252) 329-4426
- City Clerk's Office (252) 329-4421
- City Manager's Office (252) 329-4432
- Engineering (252) 329-4467
- Financial Services (252) 329-4444
- Fire/Rescue Non-emergency (252) 329-4390
- Information Technology (252) 329-4068
- Human Resources (252) 329-4492
- Planning and Development Services (252) 329-4504
- Police Non-emergency (252) 329-4315
- Public Information (252) 329-4131
- Public Works (252) 329-4522
- Recreation and Parks (252) 329-4567
The following changes have also been made to City services, programs, and meetings:
Trash and Recycling
The City has temporarily suspended the collection of recycling at multi-family collection centers. This applies to apartment/townhouse/condo complexes, and any place that has a group of carts into which multiple residents place their recyclables.
Suspending this service allows us to mitigate potential exposure to slow the spread of COVID-19, as multi-family recycling center carts are used by many homes within a development. They are a potential point of contamination from home to home or to employees.
Until the City resumes collection, residents are encouraged to use the Pitt County drop-off sites. Locations can be found by visiting www.pittcountync.gov. If residents decide to throw away their recyclables, the City asks that boxes are broken down and flattened.
- The Greenville Area Transit (GREAT) bus service hours of operation are 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. There is currently no Saturday service, and buses are not running from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m each day so they can be cleaned. GREAT will continue to operate with the following procedures in place.
- There is no fare to ride until further notice to limit interaction between drivers and riders.
- All access on or off of the city buses is from the rear doors. The front doors will open for ADA access only.
- Buses are limited to no more than 19 passengers until further notice.
- Riders of the GREAT transit system are strongly encouraged to wear masks while riding.
- Riders are required to remain behind the red line on buses (six feet from the driver).
Recreation and Parks Operations
The City of Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will continue to follow the guidelines provided by state and local health officials to help staff determine the status of indoor public facilities, departmental programs and events. Here are the latest updates:
- Recreation centers and community buildings are closed for general use until further notice. Call (252) 329-4567 to get the latest updates.
- Summer mini-camps will begin the week of June 22. Call (252) 329-4567. Camps will be held at the following locations:
- South Greenville Recreation Center
- Eppes Recreation Center
- Greenfield Terrace
- H. Boyd Lee Park
- Sports Connection
- Specialized recreation programming started at the Drew Steele Center on June 22. Call (252) 329-4541 for more details.
- The Jaycee Park Center for Arts & Crafts is open by appointment only. The operating hours through the end of June will be Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Saturday, 12–4 p.m. Appointments are available for 1.75 hour time slots on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are available for Pottery Club Members in the Throwing Room and Glaze Room. Appointments are available for patrons in the Craft/Sewing Room and Paint Room. Call (252) 329-4567.
- Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center fitness amenities are closed until further notice. The facility's pool is open with a modified schedule under limited capacity. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Call (252) 329-4041 to learn more.
- The Greenville Community Pool is open with modified capacity and procedures. The pool is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m.
- Shelter rentals allowed for groups of 25 or less. Call (252) 329-4567.
- No building rentals allowed until further notice.
- River Park North outside park amenities are open. The Stasovich Nature Center remains closed until further notice.
- Splashpoint at the Dream Park is closed until further notice.
- Playgrounds are closed until further notice.
- Athletic fields, tennis courts, Extreme Park, Off-Leash Dog Area, and public restrooms are open during daylight hours.
- The fishing pier and kayak launch at the Town Common are open as river water levels allow.
The City continues to encourage the use of open spaces and greenways while maintaining the appropriate social distance.
Should you have questions about any Recreation and Parks Department operations, please email GRPD@greenvillenc.gov and a member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Additional City Changes:
- The following public meetings have been cancelled:
- Neighborhood Advisory Board (June 18)
- Human Relations Council (June 25)
Sheppard Memorial Library has reopened for public access with limited activities. The library is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a limit of 10 patrons in the main library and four at the branch libraries. Patrons must be 12 years or older to enter. There is no computer use or meeting room use at this time. Virtual programming will continue. Curbside service will continue at Carver, East, Winterville, and Bethel, but curbside service has been suspended at the main branch.