FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Information Contacts
March 11, 2021 Public Information Line: 828-764-9150
COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19
Burke County’s Response to COVID-19
• Burke County is currently at 9534 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
• 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.
Everyone 65+ interested in scheduling an appointment will need to call the Community Call Center at 358-4454 and keep calling until you get through to make an appointment.
The State is moving on March 24th to a part of Group 4 persons. Adults (16-64 years old) at high risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness (high risk medical conditions, people experiencing homelessness, and incarcerated people who have not been vaccinated) can begin to register and schedule their appointments for vaccines. You can check the priority Group 4 located on the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19 beginning tomorrow.
We are asking that everyone please be patient and understand that everyone who wishes to receive a vaccine will eventually get one, but it will not happen in a couple weeks. There is more demand for the vaccine than there is supply to anywhere in the State or nation.
Even though you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you will still need to practice the 3 W’s prevention for a while until more people receive the vaccine.
We appreciate your patience as we try to vaccinate those eligible and interested as fast as possible.
To find out more information about the State’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule please visit the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19