Columbus County COVID-19 results delayed


COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Columbus County residents who recently took a COVID-19 test should not expect to see their results immediately. Instead, there will be a delay of 3-4 business days.

COVID-19 Tests conducted in Columbus County between August 7-12, 2020 by vendor Orig3n will not be processed immediately due to unforeseen circumstances, the Columbus County Health Department announced yesterday.

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The Columbus County Health Department also announced that they will be partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that everyone tested by Orig3n between 8/7/2020 and 8/12/2020 are contacted with their results. The State Lab will now be processing any tests performed during this period of time. This process should be completed in 3-4 business days.

For more information, county residents can reach the Columbus County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling 910-640-6615 ext. 7045 or 7046. The call center hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

County residents can also view information regarding, prevention, symptoms,
reputable sources, and other important information please see our previous COVID-19 updates and press releases on Facebook.