April 27th Update

4-27-2020 Toe River Health District Numbers

Regardless of the number of positive cases, community spread is in our region. If you follow these precautions you are choosing to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

• Stay at home, especially when you’re sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Wash your hands often
• Cover your cough and/or sneeze
• Clean and disinfect touch surfaces often

Avery- 73 People Tested
71 Negative Results
2 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 112 People Tested
101 Negative Results
6 Pending Results
5 Total Positive
(Of those 5 total positives, we have 0 active cases, and all 5 have recovered)

Yancey- 87 People Tested
82 Negative Results
5 Pending Results

To ensure that your questions get a timely response, please call your local health department.

Avery Co. Health Department (828)-733-6031
Mitchell Co. Health Department (828)-688-2371
Yancey Co. Health Department (828)-682-6118

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners used a portion of its six-hour-long budget workshop Friday, April 24, to lift restrictions made April 2 in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, of which there have been five known cases in Mitchell County.

Read article in Mitchell News Journal

NC Public Schools closed to in-person learning and spring sports: In keeping with Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement that public schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has canceled all remaining winter championships and spring sports.

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