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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 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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 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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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 YouTube Videos

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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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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 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 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

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

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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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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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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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