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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/9/2020

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July 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1133 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Burke County Press Release 7/9/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-first Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public He...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/8/2020

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July 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1116 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/7/2020

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July 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1101 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/6/2020

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July 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1093 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
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 t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 7/1/2020

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July 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1048 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

District Criminal Courts Taking Place at Burke County Conference Center Beginning July 6, 2020

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to adhere to social distancing recommendations, beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020, all District Criminal Courts will take place at the Burke County Conference Center, located at 2128 S. Sterling Street in Morganton (t...

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County Administration
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/30/2020

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June 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 1026 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Burke County offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

County Administration
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/29/2020

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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 ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/27/2020

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June 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 997 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/26/2020

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June 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 976 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/26/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twentieth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/25/2020

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June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 962 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of t...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/25/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 25, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Governor Cooper’s Safer At Home Phase 2 Extended

Yesterday Governo...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/24/2020

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June 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 948 positive cases

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/23/2020

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June 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

•Burke County is currently at 932 positive cases.

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/22/2020

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June 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 894 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/20/2020

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June 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 873 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

2020 06 19 Amendment SOE Outdoor Activities

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The Declaration of a State of Emergency as amended by the Amendments of March 27, 2020 and May 1, 2020, and by this Amendment, shall remain in full force and effect.

Official document available for download on this post.

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Click here for Official Document Board of Commissioners
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 862 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/18/2020

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June 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 853 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/17/2020

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June 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 842 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/17/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 17, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Nineteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Hea...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/16/2020

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June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 834 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/15/2020

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June 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 816 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/14/2020

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June 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 802 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/13/2020

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June 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 802 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/12/2020

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June 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 786 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/11/2020

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June 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 763 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/10/2020

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June 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 737 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All p...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/9/2020

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June 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 710 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/8/2020

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June 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 684 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/7/2020

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June 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 548 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/6/2020

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June 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 537 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/6/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Eighteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/5/2020

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June 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 532 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/5/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Seventeenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Hea...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Animal Services - Kittenpalooza Event

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Join us as we host our first ever KITTENPALOOZA! adoption event at Burke County Animal Services! During this special event, kitten adoptions will be half price. For just $45, you can adopt your new best kitty friend (or two!), which still includes spay/ne...

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Kittenpalooza Printable Flyer Animal Services
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/4/2020

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June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 514 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Annual Water Quality Reports

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BURKE COUNTY ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORTS

The 2019 Annual Water Quality Reports/Consumer Confidence Reports for the County of Burke water systems are available. These reports contain important information about the source and quality of drinking water supp...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/3/2020

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June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 497 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/2/2020

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June 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 464 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/2/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Community COVID-19 Antibody and COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC–Fr...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 6/1/2020

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June 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 451 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 6/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/30/2020

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May 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 409 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/29/2020

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May 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 386 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Information regarding the District Court schedule beginning on June 1, 2020

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The Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court has determined that "catastrophic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have existed and continue to exist in all counties of this state." Court Operations are now being expanded beyond the eme...

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County Administration
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/28/2020

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May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 371 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/28/2020

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May 28, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Director of Emergency Management

Eastern Burke County Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC– Wednesday, June 3, the Burke Coun...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/27/2020

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May 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 341 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/26/2020

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May 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 327 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/26/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Community COVID-19 Antibody and COVID-19 Testing

Morganton, NC–Fr...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Combined Notice of Meeting Cancellation & Scheduling of May 28 Special Zoom Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled budget meeting on May 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton is canceled.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/25/2020

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May 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 320 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/23/2020

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May 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 270 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/22/2020

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May 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 259 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 25th, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

County Administration
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/22/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fifteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/21/2020

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May 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 251 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/20/2020

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May 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 218 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/20/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Cindy Biddix, Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine

Antibody and COVID-19 Testing Location Change

Morganton, NC – Due...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/19/2020

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May 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 211 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/18/2020

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May 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 203 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/15/2020

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May 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 188 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

NOTICE OF 24-HOUR EXTENSION TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE

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NOTICE OF 24-HOUR EXTENSION TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTSON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR PROJECT REFRESH

Session Law 2020-3 (HB 704), allows written comments on the subject of the public hearing held at a remote (electronic) meeting ...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/14/2020

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May 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 175 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Water Services Maintenance

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During the month of June 2020, Burke County General Services Water Sewer Department will be servicing the county water tanks. This maintenance may affect water service and result in low water pressure for Burke County water customers at certain locations ...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/13/2020

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May 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 162 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/13/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fourteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Heal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/12/2020

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May 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 148 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/11/2020

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May 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 145 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All po...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/11/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 11, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two More Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Healt...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/8/2020

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May 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 128 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/7/2020

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May 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 126 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/6/2020

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May 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 119 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/6/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Eleventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Opening Rough Boxes at Convenience Sites

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Beginning on Friday May 8, 2020, two rough boxes will be open per convenience center. The boxes will be separate in order to promote social distancing and for the health and safety of Burke County citizens and staff. When the rough boxes are full, site at...

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County Administration
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/5/2020

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May 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 114 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All pos...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/4/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Tenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/2/2020

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May 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 108 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 5/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Ninth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health is ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Amendment of COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration Concerning Certain Short-term Rental Facilities

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Amendment of COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration

Concerning Certain Short-term Rental Facilities

Declared this 1st day of May 2020.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 5/1/2020

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May 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 106 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/30/2020

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April 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 104 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/30/2020

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April 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Public Information Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Resources Needed During COVID-19

The Burke County Emergency Operations Center has a community resource coordinator who has been invol...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/29/2020

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April 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 99 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/28/2020

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April 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 97 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/27/2020

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April 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 90 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/25/2020

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April 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 88 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/24/2020

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April 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 87 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/23/2020

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April 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently holding at 83 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/22/2020

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April 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 83 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/21/2020

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April 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 78 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/20/2020

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April 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 76 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/19/2020

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April 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 71 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Burke County Press Release Sixth Death 4/19/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Sixth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/18/2020

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April 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 68 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/17/2020

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April 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 66 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/16/2020

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April 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 64 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/15/2020

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April 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 63 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/14/2020

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April 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is holding at 60 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/14/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fourth Death

Morganton, NC: Public Health was notified...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Closing NC’s Rural Internet gaps

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Closing NC’s Rural Internet gaps: Interactive Map Helps Residents Find Low-Cost, Free Internet Service Options

To assist North Carolinians working, studying and accessing health care from home during the social distancing orders, N.C. Department ...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 14, 2020

How to Submit Public Comments for Commissioners' April 21st Regular/Special Electronic Meeting

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The Burke County Commissioners and Management team remains committed to providing an open, transparent public process even amidst the challenges we face due to the local and global health pandemic, COVID-19. The Board of Commissioners and county staff are...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/13/2020

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April 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 60 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Burn Ban Lifted

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Date: April 13, 2020

To: Burke County Residents / Fire and Emergency Service Personnel From: Michael Willis, Fire Marshal

Re: Local Burn Ban Lifted

Effective 13 April 2020 at 12:00 pm, the burning ban for Burke County has been lifted. Permits will now be iss...

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Fire Marshal
Posted on: April 11, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/11/2020

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April 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 57 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/10/2020

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April 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 54 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/9/2020

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April 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 42 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed for Good Friday

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Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.

County Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Official Burning Ban

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Due to hazardous forest fire conditions, Commissioner Troxler issued an order to cancel all burning permits and prohibit open burning for many Western North Carolina counties including Burke. The order is effective from April 3, 2020 at 5 pm and will rema...

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View Official Document (PDF) Fire Marshal
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burke County Convenience Sites - Rough Boxes

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Burke County remains committed to the safety and well-being of citizens and staff. Due to increasingly high amounts of traffic, large debris, and for the protection of Burke County staff and citizens, all rough boxes at the Burke County convenience sites ...

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County Administration
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/8/2020

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April 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 34 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/7/2020 Second Death Report

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 7, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Second Death

Morganton, NC: Public Health was notified ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burning Ban Information

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Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for the following counties in western North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Cat...

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Additional Info... Fire Marshal
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing 4/7/2020

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April 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is reporting 29 positive cases. The cases consist of both traveling and community spread. All positive cases are i...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/6/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Bur...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

NCDHHS To Provide Financial Support to Essential Workers and Child Care Providers

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County News Release 4/4/20 First COVID-19 Related Death

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Sadly Reports First Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Unified C...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/5/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-three Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Bur...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/6/2020

COVID19

April 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health DirectorLisa Moore, Burke County Public Information OfficerMichael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Twenty-eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County Health Director was noti...

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Official Press Release Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Burke County Public Service Announcement

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Public Service message from Johnnie W. Carswell (Chair), Scott Mulwee (Vice Chair) and Lisa Moore (Public Health Educator II).

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Triage Plus: Patient Information and Support Line

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COVID-19 Triage Plus

Patient Information and Support Line

1-877-490-6642

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Seven days a week

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a tremendous strain on you, the people on the front-line in efforts to control the pandemic. Community Care of N...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/3/2020

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 3, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Thirteen Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke C...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2020

BOC April 7, 2020 Pre-Agenda / Special Meetings Held Virtually

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The Burke County Commissioners and Management team remains committed to providing an open, transparent public process even amidst the challenges we face due to the local and global health pandemic, COVID-19. The Board of Commissioners and county staff are...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/2/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Nine Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 3/31/20

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Six Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke County...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Burke County Press Release 4/1/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Eight Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke Count...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Newest State Guidance and Control Measures

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Per the newest State guidance for March 29:

  • North Carolina now has widespread community spread of COVID-19 therefore they are moving to a different phase of response efforts and is further increasing the population-based community reduction strategies.
  • The ...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Burke County Press Release 3/30/2020

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Confirms Five Cases of COVID-19

Morganton, NC: The Burke Count...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Burke County State of Emergency Proclamation 3.27.2020

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Whereas, COVID-19 is a serious communicable disease that can result in serious illness or death and is a new strain of coronavirus previously unidentified in humans which can spread from person to person

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/26/20

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March 26, 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 mater...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/27/20

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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

&...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/28/20

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March 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County has tested approximately 83 individuals through the state lab and Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge with con...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

FAQ For North Carolina's Stay At Home Order

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Frequently Asked Questions for North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order

March 27, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Burke County Cares Facebook Group

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Burke County Cares is a Facebook group that has been organized to offer non-emergency assistance during the COVID-19 situation. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact this group.

From the description page of the group: "This group has b...

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Burke County Cares Facebook Group Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/25/20

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March 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• The health department has tested approximately 73individuals with continual daily testing as testing materials are available

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County YouTube Videos

COVID19

https://youtu.be/blDZjtwEB1Y (Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19)

https://youtu.be/ALcYqPCfW1g (Prevention)

https://youtu.be/gxkRo0nZwW0 (Social Distancing Out In Public)

https://youtu.be/Qqw-RfZaT8I (NC 211 and Community Resources)

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Informational Media

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Please view the videos listed for important COVID-19 tips and info.

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Burke COVID-19 YouTube Media Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated Guidance From The State and CDC

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People with Mild Symptoms Should Stay Home

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For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Most ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Ban on Written Burn Permits

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Information from the Fire Marshal, until further notice no written burn permits will be issued statewide.

Burn permits can still be obtained through the Forest Service website located at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm

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Forest Service Website Fire Marshal
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing 3/24/20

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March 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County

• The health department has tested approximately 66 individuals w...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Briefing Scheduled for 1 PM

COVID19

Today we are having an in-person press briefing at 1 PM. Please feel free to view the live stream on our YouTube Channel.

Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Burke County's First Positive COVID-19 Case Press Release

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County’s First Positive COVID-19 Case

Morganton, NC: At 6pm...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

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March 23, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

 

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

  • To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County 
  • The health department has tested approximatel...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

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March 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County

• The health department has tested approximately 47 individuals w...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated High-Risk Category for COVID-19

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As of Monday, March 23rd, the CDC has updated the high-risk category for COVID-19 to include:

-Those age 65 (+)

-Those living in long-term care facilities/ nursing homes

-Those with chronic conditions like lung disease, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc.

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

New Updated Guidance On Outdoor Seating For Restaurants And Bars

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As you know, guidance associated with COVID-19 is subject to change since we learn more every day. Today there was a change in the status of disease transmission that affects the enforcement of public health control measures.

In light of new information to...

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Additional Info... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Fonta Flora State Trail Still Open

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As we all adjust to closures and social distancing, Burke County Community Development & Parks & Recreation reminds everyone that greenways and trails are open. Getting out in the fresh air will do body, mind, and spirit good.

You can walk the trai...

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Fonta Flora State Trail
Posted on: March 20, 2020

NC COVID-19 Child Care Response

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If you are a parent who provides necessary services to, or cares for, members of our communities and your child care has fallen through or is unavailable because of COVID-19 closures, call 1-888-600-1685 to be connected with the right fit for you and your...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing

March 18, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

  • To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County 
  • The health department has tested approximately 40 indiv...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Burke County Media Briefing

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March 17, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

  • To date, there are no positive cases in Burke County 
  • The health department has tested approximately 24 indiv...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Guidance for Gatherings of more than 100 people

Interim Guidance for Organizations that Gather Up to 100 People Together

Gatherings of up to 100 people can pose a risk of COVID-19 transmission. Organizations that gather up to 100 people, including but not limited to conferences, sporting events, faith-b...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Helpline for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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As questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) increase across North Carolina, we’d like to encourage promotion of the statewide Coronavirus Helpline for the public, which is answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week.The phone number to the ...

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Health Department
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Burke County Courthouse Sally Port Ribbon Cutting - March 24

Sally Port Ribbon Cutting Invite

Please join us, rain or shine, on March 24, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for the ribbon cutting of the Burke County Courthouse sally port. The sally port is located at 201 South Green Street in Morganton, behind the Courthouse.  

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County Administration
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Board Meeting Schedule

The Burke County Board of Elections will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am.

Board of Elections
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Burke County Offices Closed for MLK, Jr. Day

MLK Day 2020

County offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

County Administration
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Burke County Jail Grand Opening: Dec. 12

Jail Opening Invitation

Citizens are cordially invited to celebrate the opening of the new Burke County Jail & Magistrate’s Office on December 12th at 10:30 a.m.  Event Parking:  Fiddler’s Run Shopping Center, 118 Fiddler’s Run...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Burke County offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving

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Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and will resume normal business hours on Friday, ...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 12, 2019

The Valdese Public Library will be closed Nov. 13 and Nov. 14

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The Valdese Public Library will be closed Wednesday (Nov. 13) and Thursday (Nov. 14) so we can finish renovations and unpack and shelve the library books. 

 Our Grand Re-Opening will be Friday, November 15, at 10:30am - Come Join us!!

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County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Burke County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. The Burke County Landfill and Convenience Sites will operate on a normal schedule.

County Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2019

New section of the Fonta Flora State Trail opens this weekend

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Burke County, North Carolina, November 5, 2019 – Burke County and Lake James State Park are announcing that a new section of the Fonta Flora State Trail at Lake James State Park will be open for use beginning Saturday, November 9th.

Seven miles o...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans is Aug. 26

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Deadline in North Carolina to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans for Flooding and Heavy Winds is Aug. 26

 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Duke Energy Right-of-Way Clearing Work

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"Duke Energy contract crews will be clearing rights-of-way in areas around our distribution electrical lines in several areas of Catawba and Burke Counties over the next few months.

As you know we have a responsibility to deliver power safely and reli...

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County Administration
Posted on: July 15, 2019

The East Burke Convenience Center is Now Operational

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The East Burke Convenience Center is now operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

County Administration
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Fonta Flora State Trail

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About the Fonta Flora State Trail

The Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) is a recreation facility that provides an unparalleled experience for people of all ages and abilities. The long term vision for the Trail is to connect Downtown Asheville with Downtown M...

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