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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/3/2020

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July 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1076 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases please go visit the https://www.burkenc.org/dashboard webpage and view the data dashboard. The dashboard is updated late in the evening every day.

• 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.

Updated Information on NC Dept of Health and Human Services Website:

Today in a State press release, NC reports its highest one-day number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases at 2,099 since April. This virus is not slowing down, and the State continues to urge all NC residents to follow the 3 W’s – Wear, Wait and Wash to help decrease the viral spread.

Update from Burke County:

Please take a few minutes to help Burke County receive critical community funding for future important projects by completing the 2020 Census. You can complete the census online, phone or mail.

• Online at www.2020census.gov

• By phone at: English – 844-330-2020

Spanish – 844-468-2020

Also have other phone numbers for other languages located at www.2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html

• Complete the paper copy that arrives in your mailbox

Please don’t forget to complete the census as soon as possible.

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.

State and local Public Health officials are strongly urging residents to practice the 3 W’s during this 4th of July holiday. If you are going to be out in public, wear your face covering inside or outside if you CANNOT physically distance yourself away from others. 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 our community.

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.

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