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Burke Co. at 42 COVID-19 Cases Thursday

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is reporting 42 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the cases and

Catawba Co. at 28 Coronavirus Positives

 One new case of COVID-19 has been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s total number of residents who have tested positive to 28. We have received 446 negative test results. The county’s total case number is

FEMA Approves Housing Alternatives

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as hotels, motels, and dormitories, for North Carolinians with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in response to

5 New Coronavirus Cases in Burke Co.

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is reporting 34 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the cases and

ANSWERS TO COMMON CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS

ANSWERS TO COMMON CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS By Jennifer McCracken, Health Director, Catawba County Public Health   With our county’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in March and news this month of the first COVID-related death

Burke Co. Coronavirus Update

Burke County is reporting 29 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are isolated. • Public information line has been opened Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm for those with

How To Make and Properly Wear a Mask

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering Cloth face coverings should— fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face be secured with ties or ear loops include multiple layers of fabric allow for breathing without

Burke Co. Reports 2nd Coronavirus Death

Public Health was notified today of another Burke County resident’s death associated with COVID-19. The individual had been hospitalized and later died on Sunday, April 5. The patient was in their late 70’s with underlying medical conditions

Explosion at Plant Near Hickory

 Emergency Management and Long View Fire Department have confirmed that an explosion took place at OneH2, a company located in the Town of Long View. All employees are accounted for, and there were no injuries or fatalities.