Update Regarding Johnston County Coronavirus Case

For Immediate Release:      


Johnston County Government
March 13, 2020


Smithfield, NC — Johnston County Public Health has investigated the timeline of the county’s affected individual and the investigation thus far has not indicated a need to notify any public places. 

The county’s public health team continues to encourage you to protect yourself from COVID-19 and any other flu-like illness by following these simple steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay away from sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces – especially ones that are touched frequently – using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick and don’t send sick children to school or childcare.

The best place to find the most up to date information on COVID-19 is on In addition to the website, NCDHHS has established a public health COVID-19 information line for anyone to call with questions at 866-462-3821.

The county will continue to share important information on our social media accounts.