The Alexander County Health Department has reported that 59 people are in quarantine with COVID-19.
513 confirmed cases.
There have now been seven (7) deaths associated with the virus.
Four (4) people are in the hospital.
Of the 513 total cases, 443 people have recovered.
Each week, the Alexander County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and other days if needed. If you need to be tested, contact the health department at 828-632-9704 to make an appointment.
With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, we want to remind the public that it’s time to get your flu shot. The health department will have a drive-thru flu shot clinic every Friday in October from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning Friday, October 2nd. Citizens must call to schedule an appointment; otherwise, the vaccination will not be administered, as insurance and other information will be collected when the appointment is scheduled. Call 632-9704 to schedule your appointment.
North Carolina remains in Governor Cooper’s Phase 2.5 until Friday, October 2nd. Mask mandates and other prevention methods still remain in effect. The Governor is expected to make an announcement early next week about the next phase.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the rollout of the SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app, available on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store. After installing the app, just enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. Learn more at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/slowcovidnc.