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New Online Tools To Increase Access to Testing

, Burke County Health Department and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) are launching new initiatives to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing across the state and help Burke County families protect themselves

Burke Co. Covid-19 Update for Sunday

Burke County is currently at 548 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the cases and will be locating those

Burke County Reports 18th Death

Burke County Public Health was notified last night of the eighteenth COVID- 19 associated death in Burke County. The individual was in their 70’s and died from complications associated with their underlying medical condition. To protect the

17th Death in Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified today of the COVID-19 related seventeenth death in Burke County. The individual in their 50’s was hospitalized and later died from COVID-19 related complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further

CCC&TI Adds Three New Degree Programs for Fall 2020

Beginning in the Fall Semester, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer three new programs that will help local students prepare for in-demand careers. In partnership with local pharmaceutical companies, CCC&TI leaders developed a 2-year Associate

Covid-19 Outbreak at Local Fire Department

Caldwell County learned of a COVID-19 cluster at a local fire department. Sawmills Fire/Rescue has six cases associated with the department. NC Department of Public Health defines a COVID-19 clusters in workplace, educational, and other community settings

COVID-19 Testing Friday in Burke County

Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine will hold a first come, first serve drive thru COVID-19 antibody and COVID-19 testing clinic on Friday, June, 5th from 9am until 5pm at Patton High School in Morganton.  Antibody testing is not

Clarification on Mayors Statements

There was some confusion on social media Thursday morning regarding statements by Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons and Morganton Mayor Ronnie Thompson concerning the death of George Floyd.  The statements were exactly the same except for the name

New COVID-19 Outbreak in Catawba County

 Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Brookdale Senior Living – Falling Creek, where 2 residents have tested positive for the virus. The assisted living facility is informing patients, their family