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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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 because neither believed they would be positive as they had no symptoms. Both of those positive cases needlessly exposed numerous individuals in Haywood County.

Numbers

5-14-20

US

NC

Haywood

Buncombe

Cherokee

Clay

Henderson

Graham

Jackson

Macon

Madison

McDowell

Mitchell

     Swain

Transylvania

Cases

1364061

16507

23

116

27

5

261 (211)

2

25

3

1

29

5

5

7

Deaths

82246

615

-

4

1

-

35

-

1

1

-

1

-

-

-

 

5-7-20

US

NC

Haywood

Buncombe

Cherokee

Clay

Henderson

Graham

Jackson

Macon

Madison

McDowell

Mitchell

           Swain

Transylvania

Cases

1193813

13397

19

84

19

5

213 (179)

2

20

3

1

28

5

4

7

Deaths

70802

507

-

4

1

-

22

-

1

1

-

1

-

-

-

 

  • Practice your W’sWear, Wait, Wash. Print and Share the attached, please.
  • Guidance for Employers: There have been many questions about what’s required and suggested of businesses during Phase One reopening. See the attached simplified guidance. Please print and share.
  • Know the Risks: See attached article entitled “The Risks-Know Them and Avoid Them.”
    • 44% of infections occur from asymptomatic individuals and community spread

o   An infected person can be shedding the virus into the environment for up to 5 days before symptoms begin

  • 90% of all transmissions occur in/at: home, work, public transport, social gatherings, and restaurants
  • Social distancing guides don’t work in indoor spaces where we spend a lot of time over sustained periods




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