The Lee County Health Department reported that three individuals who were tested for COVID-19 all returned negative on Monday.

While the number of confirmed or presumptive positive cases in North Carolina has climbed to 34 as of Monday, Lee County currently has no confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, in neighboring Harnett County, a third positive test was confirmed early Monday by the Harnett County Health Department. A student at Campbell University who was tested on March 11 at the university’s health center tested presumptive positive. Harnett County confirmed two other unrelated positive tests on March 13 and 14.

Testing limited in Lee County

The county reported Monday that testing availability “remains limited” locally and is only available to those who meet specific criteria outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Library implements ‘check-in/check-out’ policy

The main branch of the Lee County Library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford will implement a “check-in/check-out” policy to allow patrons the option of visiting the library to return and check out materials.

Public computer access has been suspended, and no loitering will be permitted in the library. The library’s Broadway branch will close until Monday, April 6.

Other Lee County announcements on Monday:

  • Parks and Recreation has suspended its Tiny Tots program. The program is suspended until April 6.
  • The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has suspended fingerprinting services offered to the public until further notice.
  • Lee County Convenience Centers will continue to operate a regular schedule and are open to the public.

Camelback Brewing to help those needing food/water

Camelback Brewing announced in a Facebook post Monday that it will remain open and “continue to maintain the highest level of sanitation practices and procedures.” The business also reached out to people “in legitimate need of food and water” to contact them directly.

“We will be glad to ensure that you have access to food/water from our commissary at no charge,” the statement read. “With schools and other institutions closed, we understand the challenges it may present to those less fortunate.”

Temple to reveal 2020-2021 season via livestream

Temple Theatre — which last week announced it would limit crowd size to 85 people for its current production of “Steel Magnolias” — will live stream its 2020-2021 season announcement at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A livestream link of the Temple JubiLEE will be emailed to ticketed patrons. Temple will also reveal raffle ticket winners on that night.

Boys & Girls Club closed

Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina will close all sites in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties through at least March 29.

The Ingram Family YMCA has also suspended all youth programs through at least March 27.