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3/30 Moore County Schools update.
Last Friday, the Governor issued a stay-at-home executive order that began today at 5 p.m. As such, all schools and the central office are now closed to the public. Phones at school offices and at the central office will not be manned during normal hours beginning tomorrow. Remote learning will continue as previously announced.

Each school will communicate to their respective parents and staff ways to contact their schools or individual staff members. If you need to reach the Central Office, please dial the main number at 910-947-2976 and either access the employee directory to leave a voice mail, or leave a message in the general mailbox and someone will respond within two business days. You may also email MCSquestions@ncmcs.org with your inquiry and it will be routed to the appropriate staff member for response. Thank you.
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FirstHealth
March 27, 2020
​​​​ ​​​ Media Contact: Emily Sloan
Corporate Communications
​​(910) 715-5376

FirstHealth Further Restricts Visitation Policy Due to COVID-19


PINEHURST, NC – Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is announcing additional restrictions at its four hospital locations.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, no visitors will be permitted until further notice.

There are exceptions to the policy, including the following:
• Visitation of patient nearing the end of life
o The number of visitors allowed in this situation will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the care team
• One parent for pediatric or NICU patient
• One person for labor & delivery or postpartum
• One person to help with discharge
• One emergency department companion
• One outpatient area companion
• One person to accompany patient for procedure or surgery
Additionally, no visitors under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit until further notice. People who are over 65, pregnant or immunocompromised are discouraged from visiting.

All visitors and patients will be screened prior to entry into a FirstHealth hospital, and visitors should not visit our campuses if they have one or more of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if they have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Patients being treated or tested for COVID-19 may not have any visitors.
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3/25 Moore County Schools Update
Moore County Schools has reorganized its web content pertaining to school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please visit www.ncmcs.org/schoolclosureresources for information such as remote learning tools, tech support, meal distribution, and more.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills and Moore County Schools has expanded our meal distribution efforts for children 18 and under to a total of 16 locations. Please visit www.ncmcs.org/schoolclosureresources and click on the link entitled “meal distribution” for times and locations of these sites. Families will also receive communicate messages from their school to notify them of locations. Tech support will continue at the Crain’s Creek, Elise and Southern Middle School locations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Board of Education Work Session scheduled for Monday, March 30 is now cancelled. The Board of Education will proceed with its regular business meeting as originally scheduled for April 13, time to be determined, in an electronic format. Detailed instructions will be forthcoming about how the public can access the board meeting and how it will accommodate for public comment.

Please be aware that when you Google search your school’s phone number it may come back noted as closed. This is a Google error. Schools are closed to visitors but there are staff onsite answering phones during normal operating hours.









Moore County School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Moore County School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

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Moore County Schools Update
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that schools will remain closed to in-person instruction until May 15. He says this change is coming through an executive order. Governor Cooper also added this plan could change as circumstances change.
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Moore County Schools
Because Moore County and the state of North Carolina are moving into the acceleration phase of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Moore County Schools Central Office will be closed to all visitors, except by appointment only, beginning Monday, March 23. Schools are also closed to all visitors except by appointment only. We encourage you to communicate with your school or the central office electronically such as by phone or email to the extent possible.
Distribution of meals to children 18 and under will continue next Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern, Elise and Crain’s Creek Middle Schools, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills’ Southern Pines Location. DIFs will also be at meal distribution sites to assist with device and software support for students.
Superintendent of Moore County Schools Dr. Bob Grimesey has produced a video announcement that can be viewed at www.ncmcs.org/coronavirus. A transcript of the video in English and Spanish is also provided.
Thank you for your patience as Moore County Schools continues to work through this crisis.
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Moore County Government
FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE: COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 RESPONSE AND
PREPAREDNESS UPDATES
MOORE COUNTY, NC – March 19, 2020 – Moore County Government continues to monitor the
progress of COVID-19 in North Carolina and is continuing to adjust preparedness and response plans to
meet the evolving needs of the community.
As 5:00 PM Thursday, March 19, 2020, there are two (2) confirmed presumptive positive cases of
COVID-19 in Moore County. Testing availability remains limited and is only available to those
individuals that meet specific criteria outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the NC Department
of Health and Human Services. The Moore County Health Department will report confirmed presumptive
positive cases to the public; however, no patient data will be shared.
These activity and facility closures are effective beginning a 5:00 PM Thursday, March 19, 2020 through
Friday April 3, 2020, unless otherwise stated. Additional scheduling changes may be forthcoming in
these departments and throughout County government as this situation evolves. Citizens visiting facilities
that remain open are encouraged to continue following infection prevention guidelines issued by the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
All County departments continue to be staffed during normal business hours and citizens may contact
them at the numbers provided below. We encourage citizens to continue to conduct business with the
County to the extent possible via on-line, phone or by appointments.
The following buildings have been closed to the public: Aging (Senior Enrichment Center 15/501,
Westmoore Center highway 705); Agriculture Center (Cooperative Extension, Soil and Water and
Veterans Services); Ayers Building (Human Resources, Park and Recreations Offices); Board of
Elections; Carriage Oaks ( Environmental Health, Planning, Permitting, Building Inspections); Central
Services ( Finance and Information Technology); Historical Courthouse (County Administration, Legal,
Clerk to the Board, Tax Department); Hillcrest Park , All branches of the Libraries (Aberdeen, Carthage,
Pinebluff, Vass, Robbins and Bookmobile); Property Management; Public Works.
The following departments will have limited access and by appointments only: Department of Social
Services, Child Support, Youth Services, Health Department, Register of Deeds Office, Sheriff’s Office.
Moore County Transportation Services will only operate for regular scheduled medical patient transports.
Moore County Convenience Centers continue to operate a regular schedule and are open to the public.
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Moore County Government
Moore County Health Department Orders Shutdown of All Self-Service Food Buffets & Salad Bars
In an effort to further curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Moore County, Health Director Robert
Wittmann issued an order to shutdown operation of all self-service food buffets and/or salad bars in all Moore County
establishments where those services are available. The order went into effect at 5:00PM on March 19th, 2020 and will
remain in place until further notice.
This order expands upon Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 118 from March 17th which ordered that all North
Carolina restaurants and bars will be closed to sit-down service and limited to take-out or delivery orders only. Grocery
stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, were exempt from order 118 and remain open, though they are not
permitted to serve sit-down food.
For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as Moore County’s response, please visit
www.moorecountync.gov.
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Town of Robbins
The Town of Robbins Wednesday issued a State of Emergency Declaration due to COVID-19.

“This immediate action is required to protect public health from the spread of the disease, reduce further mass gatherings, ensure public safety and render emergency relief,” said the town in a news release.

Robbins Board of Commissioners authorized the immediate action listed:

Town offices will be closed to the public effective March 18, 2020, until the state of emergency has been lifted or the Board of Commissioners takes action to reopen to the public. Assistance to customers will still be available via phone and email, where possible;

To reduce the spread of the virus water and sewer customers are asked to pay their bills by check or credit card via mail, phone, or drive thru window;

Temporarily suspend water disconnections for nonpayment of bills during the outbreak, until the state of emergency is lifted, or the Board of Commissioners takes action to end this grace period. This suspension does not reduce the amount owed to the Town, and customers are cautioned not to allow their payments to fall behind unnecessarily;

No public recreation spaces will be available for rental use by groups or individuals.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by the Town Board of Commissioners.
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Sandhills Sentinel Reports - COVID 19 CASE in MOORE COUNTY
A Moore County resident has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the County’s first since the outbreak began. The Moore County Health Department was notified of a positive test March 18, 2020, by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. To protect privacy, no further information about this individual will be shared by the Health Department.

“With increased testing, more cases are expected,” said Moore County Health Director Robert Wittmann. “We would advise all Moore County residents to continue to follow all recommended control measures to protect themselves and others from the virus”.

Moore County Health Department staff are monitoring the individual who tested positive and will follow up with anyone who is identified as a close contact. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “close contact” as being within six feet for 10 minutes or more.

The Moore County Health Department continues to urge all residents to take measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Health officials also encourage everyone to implement social distancing measures to reduce frequency of contact, like maintaining six feet of distance and avoiding large crowds. This is important for everyone and especially those at high risk of severe illness, specifically anyone over 65 years old or anyone who has an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system. Further, individuals in this high-risk category should stay home to the greatest extent possible in order to avoid exposure.

For more information about coronavirus and Moore County’s response, please visit www.moorecountync.gov/health.
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Moore County Schools - 3/18 Update
Reminder!
Lunch and next-day breakfast will be provided for children 18 and under beginning today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern Middle School, Crain's Creek Middle School and Elise Middle School.

We will also be providing technical support for hardware issues, or issues relating to non-functioning, damaged or lost devices at these locations during the meal distribution time. If possible, please request support ahead of time through the Student Tech Support Form (requires student login for access): https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSffdK0rem8jCeB7pm…/viewform

This is a drive-through operation and a staff member will approach your vehicle to distribute meals and/or provide technical support. Please do not leave your vehicle.
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Sandhills Coalition
Sandhills Coalition Operational Changes in Response to COVID19
Effective immediately, Sandhills Coalition has made the following changes to their
operations in response to the threat of COVID19:
Client Services:
 Residents requesting assistance will be seen by appointment only. Residents
may call (910) 693-1600 and select option 5 to schedule an appointment.
 Food assistance will be provided by appointment with “drive thru” service.
 Clothing, transportation, and employment counseling services have been
suspended. Diapers remain available for eligible residents.
 Employment expenses will be considered with proper documentation.
Financial assistance is available for residents in danger of disconnection of
utility services or eviction.
 No additional family members or guests will be permitted to accompany
those requesting assistance.
The Coalition Resale Shops:
 Furniture, clothing, and household donations have been suspended.
 Food donations continue to be welcome at the Client Services location at
1500 W. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines Monday through Thursday from
8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
 The Shops are closed for business until further notice.
Each resident’s circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Available
assistance may vary. Clients must be a resident of Moore County to qualify for
Coalition assistance. Proper documentation required.
Future updates regarding Sandhills Coalition’s operations will be available via our
website at www.sandhillscoalition.org and our Facebook pages.
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Moore County Schools
The following is the status for Moore County Schools.
In collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills, Moore County Schools will begin distributing meals for children 18 and under beginning Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch and next-day breakfast will be provided in sanitized containers. Meals will be distributed curbside at the front of Southern Middle School, Crain’s Creek Middle School and Elise Middle School. Please stay tuned for additional details as the program continues to expand and food delivery is coordinated in conjunction with local service organizations.
Through March 27, Moore County Schools will operate under required work days for all staff. If feasible, staff may work from home with approval from his or her supervisor, or may submit appropriate leave. For classified staff designated as able to work from home by their supervisor, for whom it is feasible to work from home, a manual timesheet will need to be completed to record hours worked.
School facilities are closed to visitors unless by appointment. Please contact the school front office during normal hours should you need to arrange a visit to a school campus. The Central Office is open but requests that visitors be limited and by appointment, if possible.
Thank you for your patience.
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Southern Pines Chevrolet Buick GMC and Southern Pines Select
Families and households have been stocking up on everyday goods the last few days. But what about those that can't make it out? The Team at Southern Pines Chevrolet Buick GMC is offering to help the seniors in their community get the supplies they need. Call them at 692-2002.
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Moore county school update
moore county schools logo
Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper closed all schools in the state in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, Moore County Schools will be closed to students from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. The following are several important announcements.

Parents of students who need to retrieve personal items at school should call the school's front office to make arrangements. School facilities are closed to visitors unless by appointment.

Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 will be required work days for all staff. An announcement will be made Tuesday evening for the status for staff for the rest of the week.

District administration is continuing to work with local organizations on providing services to our students most in need. Additional information will be made available as it develops.

The Board of Education Special Called Meeting will proceed as scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at the Central Office in Carthage.

As always, stay tuned to the Moore County Schools website at www.ncmcs.org, the district’s social media channels and local media for further information.
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Penick Village
Penick is also closing its main building, Village House, effective Monday, March 16 and all campus dining venues will be closed for independent living residents. Penick officials say Dining Services will deliver one hot and one cold meal a day to individual residences on campus.

In addition, all activities are being suspended, as well as transportation.
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Village of Pinehurst
In response to Governor Cooper's Executive Order mandating cancellation of gatherings to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Village of Pinehurst has made the decision to cancel upcoming special events, cancel facility and park rentals, and close facilities listed below.

• The Polar Plunge scheduled for March 28, the Live After 5 concert scheduled for April 3, and the Easter Egg Hunts scheduled for April 4 will no longer be held.

• Cannon Park Community Center, Arboretum, Fair Barn, and park rentals and reservations scheduled from today through Tuesday, April 14 will be cancelled. Staff will reach out to all affected renters and make every effort to find alternative dates to accommodate those impacted by the Executive Order.

• All scheduled Parks and Recreation programs, athletics, activities, trips, and open gym times, have been suspended through Monday, March 30. Registration for future programs and activities may still be done by utilizing our online portal at www.pinehurstrec.org.

• The Cannon Park Community Center and the George P. Lane Welcome Center will be closed to the public through Monday, March 30.

Read more: www.vopnc.org/Home/Components/News/News/1759/16
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Moore county.
MOORE COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TO AID COVID-19 RESPONSE

A State of Emergency has been declared in Moore County on Friday, March 13, 2020, as the number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continues to climb. At this time, this declaration is primarily an administrative action and should not heighten fears or fuel panic among residents. If the circumstances require further action, this declaration will be amended as needed. Moore County currently has no presumptive positive cases.

Although the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus remains low in Moore County, this declaration is a proactive measure allowing for flexibility to respond to this evolving situation in the days and weeks ahead. This declaration allows Moore County to utilize additional resources and activate emergency plans and mutual aid agreements.

Citizens should continue to follow current recommendations from the Moore County Health Department, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control.

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Chick fil a
We care about the health and well-being of our guests and team members. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to temporarily close our dining room. We will be happy to serve you in our drive-thru. Place a drive-thru mobile order using the Chick-fil-A One app to help speed our process!
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Town of Southern Pines
**Town-wide News

Posted on: March 15, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE - Notification #1 Regarding State of Emergency and Facility Closings
Notification #1 Regarding State of Emergency and Facility Closings

In recognition of the State of Emergency declared by the State of North Carolina yesterday, closing schools and suspending large scale gatherings among other efforts to avoid community spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Town of Southern Pines announces the following changes to standard schedules and operations:

1. The Southern Pines Library facility will be closed to the public through March 27th. On-line resources will remain available during this period. All physical materials currently on loan will have their due dates extended until April 3rd.

2. All Town Recreation and Parks programs have been suspended through March 27th. Summer camp and Spring/Summer Athletic Registration will still open March 16th and individuals interested in participating are urged to utilize our on-line resources to sign-up.

3. The Douglas Community Center public operating hours of Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5pm have been suspended through March 27th.

The Town will continue to monitor this evolving situation, and other closings, cancelations, and service changes may follow. Citizens, patrons, and customers are asked to utilize on-line resources, the telephone, secured drop-boxes, and other alternative methods of business so as to minimize both their personal contacts and out of respect for Town staff and their respective families.

The Town of Southern Pines thanks you for your understanding and patience through the disruption of daily life this unprecedented situation has created. Any additional changes in operations will be released to the media and made available on our website www.southernpines.net in addition to the various Facebook pages specific to a number of Town Departments.

Reagan D. Parsons
Southern Pines Town Manager
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Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter has announced that all of its 260 supermarkets, including the company’s three locations in Moore County, will close at 9 p.m. beginning Sunday, March 15th. To help with cleaning and replenishing.
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Schools closed for two weeks
Governor mandate - schools closed for two weeks starting Monday day March 16
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Sandhills Community Colleg
Coronavirus Update March 13, 2020

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We have made the decision that face-to-face curriculum classes will not meet on campus the week of March 16th-20th. This decision aligns with guidance from the CDC to promote social distancing – “the practice of minimizing large gatherings and encouraging distance of six feet or more for an extended period of time.” The college is continuing to take all reasonable precautions to protect our college family from exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are currently in an online or hybrid class, coursework through Moodle will continue uninterrupted. Please pay attention to your due dates.

When curriculum classes resume on March 23, most instruction will be online through Moodle until further notice. Exceptions may be made for clinicals and labs. To assist students who may not have reliable resources needed for online work, supervised computer labs will be open on campus. Further details will be forthcoming. Any students who are in a high-risk category (over age 65 or with an underlying health condition) should take appropriate precautions regarding coming to campus.

We will take administrative steps necessary to ensure VA students are not impacted by these actions. If you are a VA student and have questions, please contact Teresa Taylor.

In addition, we are still requiring a 14-day quarantine for anyone who has traveled to a country that the CDC has assigned a Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html or to the states most impacted by the virus https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html. Note that the countries and states that fall into these two categories are continuously being updated by the CDC. Please continue to check these webpages. This quarantine will prohibit the traveler from coming to the campus for two weeks following the date they were last exposed to the high impact area. If one of the above travel situations applies to you, contact your instructors for guidance on continuing your coursework. We will take the necessary steps to ensure that those affected are able to make up their work without penalty.

Lastly, the college has decided to prohibit any non-essential travel for faculty and staff until further notice.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and local community are of great importance. We are carefully monitoring and adjusting how to best operate in this rapidly changing environment. As we continue to get recommendations and information from the CDC and state and local agencies, we will keep you informed of any changes in the college’s status.
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Moore county Sheriffs Office
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is suspending all on-site visitation with inmates at the county jail to “mitigate the spread” of the new coronavirus.io
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Pinehurst Driving and Training club.
The Pinehurst Driving & Training Club, in consultation with the Village of Pinehurst, has made the decision to cancel the upcoming Spring Matinee Races scheduled for April 4.
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Star Charter School
STARS Closed--Monday, March 16th-Tuesday, April 14th
Dear Parents,

STARS will be closed effective Monday, March 16th. We will plan to reopen Tuesday, April 14th. All school related activities will be cancelled during this period. Make up dates for these activities will be announced as they are determined. Students will not be permitted on the STARS campus during this closure. I will be in contact with you if we need to alter these dates—for instance, if we can come back to school sooner than April 14th, or if we need to stay out longer.

Our teachers will be in contact with you regarding how they will communicate with you during this closure. I strongly encourage you to email your child’s teacher so they have a good email address for you—this way they can let you know the different platforms they will use to communicate and work with your child during this closure. Please be patient with us--we will evolve and improve with communication and our work delivery during this process. Our entire focus during this process is your health and well-being. Beyond everyone’s health we want to keep your child working through their various curriculums and maintain as much normalcy as possible for them during these extraordinary times. Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding.

Very Respectfully,

Wes Graner, EdD
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FirstHealth
BusinessFirstHealth of the Carolinas Further Extends Visitation Restrictions

PINEHURST – Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and the ongoing high flu activity across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of these viruses.

To protect patients, visitors and staff, FirstHealth has implemented a new policy that allows for only one visitor per patient. This is in addition to the following precautions when visiting FirstHealth’s four hospitals:

• Visit immediate family only
• Please do not allow children under 12 to visit the hospital
• Do not visit anyone in the hospital if you have come in contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 or if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue
• Remember to wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of infections


Visitor restrictions apply at all FirstHealth hospitals: Moore Regional, Montgomery Memorial, MRH-Richmond and MRH-Hoke. Patients are asked to adhere to the restrictions when visiting any area of the hospital including rehabilitation and outpatient clinics.

FirstHealth is working closely with state and local health departments to monitor the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19. As the situation changes, additional restrictions could be put into place.
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TANGER CENTER
OrganizationPOSTPONESUPDATE:

As a result of government recommendations against gatherings of more than 100 people, the grand opening events for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts have been postponed.

The following affected events include:

- Josh Groban concert & Grand Opening Reception (March 20)
- Tony Bennett concert and Grand Opening Reception (March 21)
- Jay Leno (March 22)
- Sally Field (Guilford College Bryan Series, March 24)
- Name that Tune (Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, March 27)
- Ode to Joy/Beethoven's 9th (Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, March 28)

Tanger Center staff is working diligently to attempt to reschedule all of the above events.

Ticketholders should hold on to their tickets until additional information is available regarding rescheduled dates.

Please know that we are as disappointed as you are, but the safety of both our patrons and staff is of utmost priority. As updates become available, we will be communicating revised event and ticketing information to you. Please be sure to visit TangerCenter.com for updates.

Please note that due to heavy call and email volume, responses may take longer than usual. We will be working diligently to help you as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Contact Us:
336.373.7575
CustomerCare@tangercenter.com

-Tanger Center Staff
As you may have heard, as a result of the government recommendations against gatherings of more than 100 people due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the grand opening events for the Tanger Center, including Jay Leno, have been postponed.

If you are running any spots for this, please stop them immediately.

If you receive questions from winners, please encourage them to hold onto their tickets. We are working diligently to attempt to reschedule affected events. At this time, Jay Leno’s performance is the only event affected.

For a full statement, please click the following link: https://www.tangercenter.com/plan-your-visit/covid-19-information
Postponed
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Back The Pac
OrganizationPostponesThe March 21, 2020, Back the PAC event to support Pinecrest Athletics is being postponed. In consultation with our Principal, Stefanie Phillips, our Athletic Director, Jeff Hewitt and complying with the wishes of Moore County Schools and our Governor, Roy Cooper we will postpone this event to a later date due to health concerns with the Coronavirus. We are currently evaluating our options and working diligently to secure a new date. Once we have a plan in place, we will communicate to everyone. It is our hope that everyone will be able to attend once we secure a new date. We will communicate more information as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact Christa Gilder with any questions.
Postponed
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Moore Count Schools.
SchoolStatement on Coronavirus
On March 10, Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina due to the coronavirus outbreak. At this time, public health officials do not recommend cancelling schools as children appear to be at low risk for the virus.

However, in an abundance of caution, Moore County Schools is suspending all extracurricular activities, school and district events beginning Saturday, March 14 through Monday, April 6. This decision follows an announcement by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to suspend all athletics, including workouts and practices, over the same time period. Moore County Schools administration will continue to evaluate the situation over the next several weeks and provide updates as additional information develops.

All out-of-district field trips are cancelled effective immediately until further notice.

Out-of-district travel by staff is suspended effective immediately through April 6.

Any decision to close schools will be made in collaboration with the Moore County Health Department.

For more information, please visit https://www.ncmcs.org/announcements/statement_on_coronavirus
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St Patrick's Day Parade - VOP
OrganizationCancelBREAKING NEWS: Village of Pinehurst Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our guests, parade participants, and employees, the parade organizers and the Village of Pinehurst have made the decision to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for Saturday, March 14.
Cancelled
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Festival D Avion
ClientAdd to the growing number of cancellations and postponements the third annual Festival D'Avion scheduled for next month at Moore County Airport.

Organizers of the third annual event decided late Thursday evening to postpone the event until October in light of the state's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Postponed
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THE MASTERS
Organization3) The Masters Golf Tournament has been postponed
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/augusta-national-postpones-masters-until-a-later-date/ar-BB119bJB?ocid=spartanntp
Postponed
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AC SANDHILLS
OrganizationAC Sandhills Families:

To protect the health and wellness of our players, coaches, families, administrators and referees from potential COVID-19 (coronavirus) exposure, the AC Sandhills board of directors suspended all club activities, training and games until further notice.

As a multi-sport club, we have been coordinating with the governing bodies of soccer, volleyball and lacrosse programs over the past 24 hours.

Late this afternoon, North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) suspended all activities until April 1.

This evening, the North Carolina Girls Lacrosse League (NCGLL) suspended all practices and play days until March 28.

USA Volleyball - Carolinas Region cancelled all tournaments this weekend. As such, ACS volleyball activities are suspended until Monday, March 16 to give USAV time make a final decision on next weekend's regional championship event.

Our staff is already working with local municipalities, schools and training sites to adjust practices, matches and seasons accordingly. We ask for your patience as we work though this.

AC Sandhills will continue to monitor activities of our respective governing bodies and our sport directors will communicate to you and our coaches as decisions are made. We will also post updates on our Facebook and Instagram sites as well as ACSandhills.com.

Please direct specific questions to your sport director, or call the office at (910) 944-9042.

Thank you, please be safe, and be sure to wash your hands regularly.