News Flash

Posted on: July 31, 2020

7-31-20 test status update, message from health director

In the past two weeks in Haywood County, we have had COVID-related deaths, a significant outbreak at a skilled nursing facility, and a COVID cluster at a place of business. We’ve also seen our case numbers rise dramatically in July.  Wh...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 31, 2020

7-31-20 74 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 268

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 31, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 74 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on July 24, 2020.  As of this release, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at Waynesville Pharmacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 28, 2020

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services Identified a COVID-19 Cluster at Waynesville Pharmacy

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identi...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 24, 2020

7-24-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS! All cases reported as Haywood County cases are people whose official and permanent place of residence is in Haywood County. Any tourists or visitors who test positive while in Haywood County may receive education and guidance...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 24, 2020

7-24-20 Haywood County Reports Two Deaths Related to COVID-19

July 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports Two Deaths Related to COVID-19

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting the first two COVID-19 associated deaths in Haywood County. Both individuals died on July 23, 2020, at two separat...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 24, 2020

7-24-20 48 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 194

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 24, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 48 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on July 16, 2020.  As of this release, 194 cases have been recorded in Haywood County.

Through con...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 17, 2020

7-17-20 test status update, message from health director

COVID MESSAGE#21, JULY 17 2020

·         In Haywood County today, July 17, we have 47 people in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 and 80 people in Quarantine because they’ve been identifi...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 16, 2020

7-16-20 14 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 146

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 14 new cases of COVID-19 since our last press release on July 14, 2020.  This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 14, 2020

7-14-20 15 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 132

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 15 cases of COVID-19 since our last press release on July 10, 2010.  This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 1 p....

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 10, 2020

7-10-20 Two new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 117

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on July 10, 2020, of two new cases of COVID-19. This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 4 p.m. on July 10, 2020, to 117. The ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 10, 2020

7-10-20 test status update, message from health director

       People, not numbers:

·         First, it’s important to note that we have had 24 cases of COVID in Haywood County in the first nine days of July&am...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 10, 2020

7-9-20 Six new cases of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on July 9, 2020, of six new cases of COVID-19. This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 4 p.m. July 9, 2020, to 115. The individ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 8, 2020

7-8-20 New cases bring cumulative total to 109

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on July 8, 2020, of two new cases of COVID-19. This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 4 p.m. on July 8, 2020, to 109. The indi...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 8, 2020

7-7-20 New cases bring cumulative total to 107

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on July 7, 2020, of four new cases of COVID-19. 

The two part-time resident cases reported yesterday will actually be included in their home cou...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

7-6-20 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified over the weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 13 cases of COVID-19 since our last press release on July 2, 2020.  This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 4 p.m. ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: July 6, 2020

7-6-20 Case #93 is the result of out-of-state travel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice July 2, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases re...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

7-2-20 test status update, message from health director

First…Have a safe and healthy Fourth of July!!

·         People, not numbers:

·         We have heard from many of our positive cases they get ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

7-1-20 Haywood reaches 92 cases, headaches appear as early symptom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice July 1, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases re...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

6-30-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 91

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases recorded in Ha...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 29, 2020

6-29-20 COVID-19 case totals rise to 90 with five new cases over the weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice over the weekend June 27-28 that five more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings th...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

6-26-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 85

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 26 that three more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of case...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

6-25-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 82 with six new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 25 that six more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

6-24-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 76 with two new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 24 that 2 more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases re...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

6-23-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 74 with two new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 23 that two more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

6-22-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 72 with one new case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 22 that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases rec...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

6-19-20 test status update, message from health director

  • People, not numbers:

 

 

·         This week we have seen a slight slowdown in positive COVID-19 cases in Haywood County. While this is good news, it doesn’t mean that we sho...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 18, 2020

6-18-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 71 with two new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 18, 2020, that two additional Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the num...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

6-17-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 69

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice June 17, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

6-16-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 68

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 16, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of ca...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

6-12-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

  • Testing—it’s not just for people who are sick and their close contacts anymore! Phase 2 is providing more opportunities for transmission. Pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic spread is playing a major role in the number...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 12, 2020

6-12-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 67 with two new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 12, 2020, that another two Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

6-8-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 65 with seven new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice over the weekend and today that seven Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the numbe...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

6-5-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 58 with one new case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice June 5, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This brings the number of cases recorded in ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 4, 2020

6-4-20 test status update, message from health director

  • PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

               

 

  • COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in our county.  Most positive cases are in the 25-49 age range. Because it can take 2-14 day...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 4, 2020

6-4-20 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 57 with two new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice June 3, 2020, that another two Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of ca...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

6-1-20 Seven additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice June 1, 2020, that another seven Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the number of ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

5-29-20 48th COVID-19 case confirmed in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 29, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This is the 48th case recorded in ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

5-28-20 test status update, message from health director

People, not numbers:

 

*5-28-20, Madison County Health Department verified mistake in State database. Only 2 cases.

 Over the past week, the COVID-19 case count in Haywood County has risen dramatically.  The numbers of close contac...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: May 28, 2020

5-28-20 Two additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice on May 28, 2020, that another two Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the total num...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

5-27-20 45th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice late May 26, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings the total number ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

5-26-20 Three additional COVID-19 cases confirmed over Memorial Day weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice over Memorial Day weekend that three more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  These bring the t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

5-22-20 41st confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 22, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This is the 41st case recorded in ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

5-22-20 40th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 22, 2020, that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This is the 40th case rec...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

5-21-20 test status update, message from health director

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We currently have recorded 39 cases of COVID-19 in Haywood County (16 new cases since last week). Twenty are considered “recovered” and 19 are sick and isolated at home.  22 are male and 17 are female. The average age so far i...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

5-21-20 Seven new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 21, 2020, that seven more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  These are the 33rd - 39th cas...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

5-20-20 Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 20, 2020, that four more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  These are the 29th –...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

5-18-20 27th & 28th confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 18, 2020, that two more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  These mark the 27th and 28th ca...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 26th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 15, 2020, that a 26th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home.

The in...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 25th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 15, 2020, that a 25th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home.

The in...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 24th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 15, 2020, that a 24th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home.

The in...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 test status update, message from health director

This week we need to emphasize the requirement to isolate after getting tested for COVID until you receive your results. This includes pre-surgery testing. We have been notified of two positive cases where the individuals did not follow these instructions...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

5-14-20 Two additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 14, 2020, that two more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, providing continuing indication of commun...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

5-12-20 Haywood County COVID-19 Call Center Hours Updated

Beginning today Tuesday, May 12th,  the Haywood County COVID-19 Hotline hours will be Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Hotline number 828-356-2019 remains the same.

After an initial hi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

5-11-20 One false positive case reported in Haywood County

The Haywood County Health Department has been notified of a false positive COVID-19 lab test.  The positive test result was received by a local provider and reported to the Health Department in April.  Because the individual was asymptom...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

5-11-20 Three additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 11, 2020, that three more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individuals are in isolation at hom...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

5-7-20 test status update, message from health director

This week we continue to see new cases of COVID in Haywood County (#18 and 19).  The most recent case took 8 days from exposure to onset of symptoms. That’s why we want to emphasize wearing a mask in public, continuing the practice of s...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

5-6-20 19th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 6, 2020, that a 19th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home. &nbs...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

5-4-20 18th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 4, 2020, that an 18th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home.&nbs...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

5-2-20 17th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 1, 2020, that a 17th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation. 

The ind...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

5-1-20 16th confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice May 1, 2020, that a 16th Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home. ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

5-1-20 Five additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice late April 30, 2020, that five more Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, indicating community spread of the ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

5-1-20 No positive cases found in essential worker COVID-19 testing study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

On April 28, 2020, Haywood County Health and Human Services and Haywood County Emergency Services conducted a targeted surveillance study of asymptomatic front line workers in high-contact occupation...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

4-30-20 Tenth confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 30, 2020, that a tenth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

4-29-20 A message from Public Health Services Director, Patrick Johnson

THE NUMBERS:

 

Jackson County has had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week.  They have gone from seven cases to 24 cases, in 24 hours. In Haywood County, we only had five cases over the course of 17 days, but in just three days this week (...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Haywood County confirms three new COVID-19 cases — what it means

Haywood County Covid-19

A message from the Haywood County Health Department Medical Director —

Here is what this spike in Covid cases tells us.
First, if you doubted the virus is around, it’s clear now that it is.
Second, this reinforces the necessity of isolati...
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Posted on: April 29, 2020

4-29-20 Ninth confirmed case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 29, 2020, that a ninth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

The individual is a resident ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

4-29-20 Eight Haywood County case confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 29, 2020, that an eighth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

The individual is a residen...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

4-28-20 Seventh confirmed case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 28, 2020, that a seventh Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

The individual is a residen...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

4-27-20 Sixth confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 27, 2020, that a sixth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

The individual is a resident ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

4-21-20 test status update, message from health director

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COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the United States.  The 2019-20 Influenza season (Oct ’19 –Apr ’20. 7 months) has taken the lives of 176 North Carolinians. In just over one month COVID has overtaken the...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Advice to faith communities on drive-in services

County attorney Frank Queen gives advice to churches and faith communities on drive-in services /DocumentCenter/View/3585

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: April 17, 2020

4-17-20 Fifth confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 17, 2020, that a fifth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The individual is in isolati...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

4-16-20 Covid-19 Testing status update

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Haywood County by the numbers, to date:

Negative results: 153

Active Positive Cases: 1

Recovered Positive Cases: 3

Awaiting results: 25

Total tested: 182

Meaning of “recovered”

Recovered means they have met the criteria to come out of isolati...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

4-15-20 Fourth confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 15, 2020, that a fourth Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The individual is ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

4-14-20 test status update, message from health director

Haywood County by the numbers, to date:

Negative results 139

Active positive results 0

Recovered 3

Awaiting results 19

Total tested 161

Meaning of “recovered”

Recovered means they have met the criteria to come out of isolation and are well. &...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

4-13-20 Covid-19 Testing status update

virus

Haywood County by the numbers, to date:

Negative results: 139

Active Positive Cases: 0

Recovered Positive Cases: 3

Awaiting results: 19

Total tested: 161

Meaning of “recovered”

Recovered means they have met the criteria to come out of isolati...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

4-9-20 Covid-19 Testing status update

virus

Haywood County by the numbers, to date:

Negative results: 129

Active Positive Cases: 0

Recovered Positive Cases: 3

Awaiting results: 17

Total tested:149

Meaning of “recovered”

Recovered means they have met the criteria to come out of isolatio...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

4/07/2020 test status update, message from health director

Haywood County by the numbers, to date:

Negative results 116

Positive results 3 - two out of the three are now considered “recovered”

Awaiting results 23

Total tested 142

Meaning of “recovered”

Recovered means they have m...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Crucial measures to keep yourself, family and public safe

Total tests: 117

Negative 85

Positive: 0

Awaiting results: 32

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Covid-19 is transmitted by sustained by hand contact with an infected surface or infected person and then putting hands/fingers to the fac...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

4/05/2020 Third confirmed COVID-19 case in Haywood County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 5, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 5, 2020 that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The individual is in isolation at their home....

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

5 de abril del 2020 PARA SU INMEDIATA DIFUSIÓN

PARA SU INMEDIATA DIFUSIÓN

5 de abril del 2020

La oficina de Salud Pública del Condado Haywood, ha sido informada el día 5 de abril del 2020, que otro residente del Condado Haywood dio positivo para el examen de coronavirus,...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

4/03/2020 Burn ban issued in NC mountain region

Please see the attached a letter signed by North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Steve Troxler, implementing a burn ban in the following counties of the mountain region of North Carolina:

Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Av...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

04/02/2020 key reminders after news of positive Covid-19 results

Here is Thursday’s update (4/02/2020):

Awaiting test results-21Negative results-98Positive-2Total -121

Key messages from Haywood County Health Department Medical Director, Mark Jaben:

All available evidence suggests that an infected person does she...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

4/02/2020 Haywood County confirmed Covid-19 cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 2, 2020 that two Haywood County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  These individuals live together an...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

PARA SU INMEDIATA DIFUSIÓN

PARA SU INMEDIATA DIFUSIÓN

2 de abril del 2020

La oficina de Salud Pública del Condado Haywood fue informada el día 2 de abril del 2020, que dos residentes del Condado Haywood dieron resultado positivo en el examen del nuevo...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

3/31/2020 message from Haywood County Public Health Director

Message to Haywood County citizens from Public Health Director Patrick Johnson.

First: when you do go out for essential activities at a grocery store or hardware store, make sure you thank the person manning the cash register and the other employees. They ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

3/30/2020 Updated food resources guide

Please follow the document link showing an updated list of Haywood County food resources during Covid-19.

Link: /DocumentCenter/View/3551

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

3/30/2020 Health Department clinic schedule changes

Certain clinics within the health department will be seeing clients on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only, starting Monday, March 30.

Clients with symptoms of STDs or needing treatment will be seen in the STD clinic.

The immunization clinic will only be tak...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Crucial health measures, 3/27/2020 test result status

3/27/2020 Haywood County COVID-19 test results to date.

Total tested -106

Negative -56

Awaiting results- 50

Positive - 0

This is what we would like you to do to best protect your family, neighbors, friends, yourself and someone you don’t event know:

-...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

3/24/2020 message from Haywood County Public Health Director Patrick Johnson

COVID-19 HAS JUST ONE ENEMY – SOCIAL
DISTANCING!  

We’ve all heard the message and are probably tired of hearing the message, but it’s important to not get social distancing fatigue. Community transmission is already...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Haywood County Health and Human Services reminder

During this time of vigilance and social distancing due to COVID-19, Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency is continuing to make Economic Services available to the public.  Here are some ways you can apply for services such as Medicaid,...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mental health resources

Hotlines: 

 National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in distress. Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org  

National Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990: Cri...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 18, 2020

March 18 update from Haywood County Health Director

NC Case counts: 63, all travel related.

Social Distancing: 15 days to Slow the Spread: Lays out guidelines for a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. It calls for the implementation of measures to increase social distancing between pe...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Haywood County food assistance, resources

For Haywood County residents with general COVID-19 questions and questions regarding food assistance and local resources, dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162.

Public can also text COVIDNC to 898211 to get COVID updates delivered to their personal cell phone.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2020

Contact: Ford Porter

Phone: 919-814-2100

Email: govpress@nc.gov

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue

Forthcoming executive order will also exp...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders:

 

Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people

On Saturday, March 14th, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all K-12 pu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mountain Projects implements assistance hotline

Mountain Projects is implementing a hotline to seek to meet emergency and critical needs of our most high risk and most vulnerable populations in Haywood and Jackson Counties over the next two weeks.  

Anyone needing supplies, medicine pick up and...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County Department / Community Closings

Updated 3/16/2020

Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center - Closing Effective Tuesday, March 17th 2020 for safety precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. A reopening date will be determined at a later time. Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy w...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governor Declares Schools Closed, Public Gatherings Banned

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to COVID-19. The Executive Order also bans gatherings of more than 100 people. North Carolina currently has 23 people in 12 countie...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo- Community and Faith Based Organizations

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that organizers of events that draw more than 100 people cancel, postpone, or modify these events, or offer online streaming services beginning March 13, 2020, until further n...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Preparedness Tips

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Preparedness Tips

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a new virus first identified in Wuhan, China. 

As confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to sprea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo-Facilities that Serve High Risk Population

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that residential establishments for people at higher risk for severe illness – such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correctional facili...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Proclamation of Emergency

3/15/2020

 I would like to thank the various media outlets in Western North Carolina for working so hard to help citizens stay informed during this time of information overload and constant updates.

Attached is a Proclamation of a State of Emergenc...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

HC Commissioners to participate in the NCACC District Meeting

The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will participate in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) District Meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to pro...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Haywood Recovery Fund - Small Business Loans

On April 9, 2020, the Haywood Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council, Haywood Advancement Foundation, Haywood County Government, and their partners joined together to establish the Haywood Recovery Fund in response to the COVID-19 crisis.&nb...

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