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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/27/20


March 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• The health department has tested approximately 78 individuals with continual daily testing as testing materials are available

• Of those 78, 67 results have been received and negative and 2 positive cases for Burke County residents

• Public information line has been opened Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm for those with questions can call 828-764-9388.

• After hours, general questions can be directed to NC Public Information Line at 1-866-462-3821

Update from Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/ WorkSource West

• Vocational Rehabilitation is currently operational, with most staff teleworking, to continue to provide employment services for individuals with disabilities.

• We have limited staff at our 200 Enola Road, Morganton, NC site with restricted visitor access only in the front lobby.

• WorkSource West, our Community Rehab Work Program, has suspended training for all consumers until further notice per DHHS leadership.

• You can call 828-608-5600 to discuss how to apply for services or to inquire about assistance in finding a job.

• If you are an employer and need help connecting to qualified applicants, please let us know!

• For questions regarding services please email the Facility Director, Sascha Prebor, at

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