Coronavirus Cases Reported At Harnett County Nursing Center

Harnett County health officials have confirmed three cases of COVID-19 have been associated with Universal Healthcare Lillington, a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 1995 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory confirmed cases, according to Public Health Officials with the Harnett County Health Department.

Guidance was provided to the facility for long-term care settings from NC DHHS, including adhering to infection prevention precautions for residents and staff and limiting opportunities for the infection to spread to others in the facility.

John Rouse, Harnett County Health Director stated, “The safety of all Harnett County residents is our priority.  Upon notification of the initial positive case, facility management was contacted by the Public Health Department, and we informed our partners at NC DHHS and the Division of Health Services Regulation.  As with everything related to COVID-19, the situation is rapidly evolving, and guidance is likely to continue to be revised.  As we receive additional information and guidance we will share.”

Public Health Officials with the Harnett County Health Department remind residents that the data contained in this release is subject to change as cases are investigated and additional testing is performed.

For more information, visit the Harnett County Health Department’s website located at