Coronavirus

Greater New Bern area Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Small Business Administration

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to North Carolina Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act …

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CarolinaEast Medical Center

CarolinaEast Health System Screening All Patients and Visitors for Signs of COVID-19

New Bern, NC – Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, CarolinaEast Health System is screening all patients and visitors for signs of or potential exposure to coronavirus COVID-19 before being allowed in their facilities, to include the medical center, surgery center and physician practices. At all points of entry, CarolinaEast staff is asking patients …

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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

New Bern’s Restaurants are Open after making adjustments to Governor’s Order

We called every restaurant in New Bern to find out how they’re adjusting their business model to adhere to the North Carolina Governor’s Order related to COVID-19. Here’s a list of the restaurants that we were able to talk to. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, they are either temporarily …

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Craven Arts Council and Gallery

Bank of the Arts temporarily closed to the public

March 17 – March 31, 2020 In an effort to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic, Craven Arts Council and Gallery will temporarily close to public access beginning Tuesday, March 17th through March 31st.  This decision was particularly difficult to make but we have an overwhelming responsibility to ensure, to the best of …

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Help the Community Initiative to Make Hand Sanitizer Available

We need your help! We are truly concerned about keeping our community healthy and prosperous. Especially our neighbors who have compromised immune systems and older people from ending up in the hospital with serious illness or worse. We’re teaming up with the Downtown New Bern Council and hopefully others to create Hand Sanitizer …

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Craven Community College

Craven Community College Closed Through March 30

New Bern, NC – Craven Community College (Craven CC) In response to the state emergency with respect to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the statewide closure of K12 school districts, Craven Community College will close all campuses and facilities and cancel all instruction and activities effective immediately, and remain closed through Monday, March 30. …

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Saint Paul Catholic School

Saint Paul Catholic School Begins Distance Learning

School will follow Governor Cooper’s executive order As directed by Governor Roy Cooper and Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, we will be executing our distance learning plan at Saint Paul. Until further notice, all instruction will be completed remotely, and our campus will not be available for students to attend in-person classes. We will …

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