• By Todd Luck
  • Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Public Health makes changes for social distancing

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is taking actions to practice social distancing in response to CDC recommendations on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is current list of temporary changes that have been made to various Public Health services:

WIC- All in-person WIC classes and Nutrition education have been suspended Participants are encouraged to access online classes via wichealth.org. Those without internet access should call the WIC office at 336-703-3333 to request a live class over the phone. Please be prepared to confirm your telephone number and address.

Physical presence of babies under 2 months of age has been temporarily waived, so they are not required to come to the office. WIC employees will still need all the information from the guardian.

All weight checks can be delayed by one month and benefits can be loaded without you having to come to the office. Remember to call and let the WIC office know if you cannot make your next appointment.

Environmental Health- Environmental Health encourages all customers to mail completed applications, along with payment by check, to Forsyth County Department of Public Health, 799 Highland Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27101.

Complete Onsite Water and Wastewater related material will be put in queue as of the postmark date. If material is incomplete then the entire package, including payment, will be returned.

If you are uncertain as to the best way to deliver material, please call 336-703-3225 for guidance.

Dental Clinic- The Cleveland Avenue Dental Clinic is postponing non-urgent, elective treatments and is only taking emergency visits. Elective treatments and immunocompromised patients are being rescheduled. The clinic can be reached at 336-703-3090.

Classes and Groups- All parenting education classes and group activities have been temporarily suspended. Regularly scheduled classes and activities will not resume until the current precautions have been lifted.

Vital Records- Birth Certificates for Home Births and Affidavits are suspending appointments until further notice. Vital Records can be reached at 336-703-3108 for further questions.

Forsyth County Public Health has a COVID-19 helpline, 336-582-0800, to answer the public's questions about the virus. The Public Health Department can be reached at 336-703-3100.

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