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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.

Catawba Co Reports on New Coronavirus

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 25. We have received 370 negative test results.   The county’s total case number