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:
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.
- 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 Orders. Service disconnections for non-payment and late fees or penalties are temporarily suspended. More Info Here.
- We continue to serve our utility billing customers in person through the drive through at City Hall.
- Some athletics have have limited training and practice (Contact Recreation for Details)
- Parks remain open
- Playgrounds are closed by Executive Order
- Recreation centers are closed to public access
- Royal Lane Pool is operating under restricted guidelines starting 6/20
- City facilities are not available for public rentals except picnic shelter rentals will resume in July
- Annual District Meetings have been postponed until further notice
- July 4 daytime events have been cancelled. Fireworks still scheduled 9:30 pm.
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
- 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 employee screening protocols and remove 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
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.