COVID-19

The City of Clinton remains committed to serving our citizens during these challenging times. We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of public health officials as it relates to COVID-19. We are asking our citizens to comply with the guidance and regulations being issued by public health agencies and public officials. 

Important Phone Numbers: 

Sampson County Health Department COVID-19 direct line (910) 490-1056

State of NC COVID-19 Call Center at 866-462-3821

NC 211 Hotline for general inquiries regarding state agencies Dial 211

Hope4NC Mental Health Hotline 855-587-3463

Public Health Information:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Sampson County COVID-19 Resource Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sampson Regional Medical Center

What the City is Doing

The City provides many essential government services to our citizens and keeping those services up and running is our highest priority. Along with Sampson County and municipalities across the state, the City of Clinton has declared a state of emergency as an administrative measure that will allow us to more effectively respond as situation unfolds and best serve our citizens.

  • Service Adjustments

    • Access to our facilities is limited. We ask citizens to please reach out to us remotely for service needs. Many issues can be handled by phone, online, or by email. City Staff Directory
    • The City has relaxed utility billing and collection practices in accordance with Executive Order 124. Service disconnections for non-payment and late fees or penalties are temporarily suspended. More Info Here.
    • Annual District Meetings have been postponed until further notice
    • Baseball and softball leagues have been suspended
    • Parks are open with access restricted to certain amenities. 
    • Recreation centers and playgrounds are temporarily closed.
    • Royal Lane Pool is temporarily closed. 
    • Park Master Plan Public Input Meeting 03/17/20 postponed
    • City facilities including recreation facilities are not available for public rentals
  • Protecting Our Workplace

    • We are developing ways to limit interpersonal contact while still providing a high level of service to citizens. Citizens are encouraged to reach out to us remotely for service needs. 
    • City employees are working staggered shifts to reduce contact 
    • We are keeping City employees informed with the latest information from public health officials
    • We are encouraging good hygiene practices in the workplace and enhancing cleaning practices at City facilities
    • We have established protocols for removing employees from the workplace if they are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
    • We have implemented flexible use of sick and vacation time and options for remote work when possible
    • We have limited in person meetings among staff

COVID-19 Scams

Unfortunately COVID-19 related scams are already popping up. Tips on avoiding and reporting COVID-19 scams can be found on NC Attorney General’s website and the US Justice Department website.

US Justice Department COVID-19 Page

NC Attorney General


Economic Impacts/Assistance

IRS Page regarding Economic Impact Payments to Individuals

NC Unemployment COVID-19 Page 

Register with NC Dept of Revenue as an Essential Business

IRS Employee Retention Credit

US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

NC Rapid Recovery Small Business Recovery Lending

NC Main Street Conference COVID-19 Page (Not Just for Downtown Business)