June 29, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing
Burke County’s Response to COVID-19
• Burke County is currently at 1016 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases please go visit the www.burkenc.org/COVID-19 webpage and view the data dashboard. The dashboard is updated late in the evening every day.
• Some of these cases numbers are from outside testing from last week and we just received notification.
• Para español llame al 764-9150 y presione el número dos. Si nadie contesta deje un corto mensaje con su nombre y numero de teléfono.
Pleases remember: All residents are required to wear a face covering inside and outside when you cannot physically distance yourself more than 6 feet away from others. Public Health would please ask that you follow the community requirement.
The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner and we know that getting together for this holiday has been part of the holiday and tradition. Public Health needs people to be aware of the risks of having parties and getting together in large groups (more than 10 indoors and more than 25 outdoors). We encourage residents not to gather in groups on or at the lake, people’s houses for cookouts and parties unless you can stay away from each other, wear a face covering and wash your hands frequently. These activities could cause another spike in cases within the county.
If you have any further questions or need additional information, contact the Burke County Public Information Line at 828-764-9168, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. After hours, weekends and holidays, please leave a message and your call will be answered as soon as staff returns. Or you can also visit the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.