FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2021
In the two weeks since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 52 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on June 7, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recorded a total of 4,477 cases in Haywood County since the pandemic began.
“I want to encourage anyone 12 and up who would like to be vaccinated to come to our mobile vaccination clinic tomorrow at HCC. It’s a quick and easy way to get vaccinated in a drive-through setting. Come by the carload if you like!” said Haywood County Public Health Director Sarah Henderson.
For those who received their first dose of Pfizer at HCC on May 19, your second dose will be given on June 9, again at HCC. Anyone who wishes to get the first dose of Pfizer can also do so at the June 9 clinic, which will be held from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
There are also walk-in vaccination clinic hours daily at the Haywood County Health Department. Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines available now at the walk-in clinic during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.
For more information on this or other vaccination sites visit: https://myspot.nc.gov/
Citizens who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to reach out to friends or family that meet the close contact criteria, and encourage them to self-quarantine and get tested 5-6 days after their exposure to the individual who tested positive. The end goal is to reduce community spread and keep COVID numbers on the downward trend.
Businesses need to be mindful that having quarantined employees return to work too quickly could cause a cluster of cases in the workplace. We ask that employers rely on the honor system and encourage employees who have been exposed to quarantine for the recommended time frame of 14 days from the date of exposure to help reduce potential spread.
Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information: