May 5th Update

Mitchell County Health Department:

Today, those of us working at the Toe River Health District would like to take the time to thank each and every one of you.

You have done a great job following Governor Coopers Executive Orders and staying at home. We know this hasn’t been easy.

This Friday, May the 8th, Governor Cooper will let us know if we can move into phase 1 of North Carolina’s reopening plan. We have heard mixed feelings about reopening, some are ready to get the process underway and some are nervous not knowing what this will bring.

We can certainly understand any nervousness and fear that may arise when we start to reopen our county’s and state. Community spread is still in our region, however, there are several things that you can do to protect yourself should we be allowed to move into phase 1.

• Stay home (for the most part unless you have to work)
• Especially stay home when sick
• Social distancing (at least 6 feet)
• Avoid being around sick people
• Shop when stores are not as busy
• Cover your cough or sneeze, or cough/sneeze into your bent elbow
• Wash hands for at least 20 seconds
• If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol
• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces

Regardless of what happens this Friday, you have the tools to protect yourself. Your actions should remain the same as they have been to protect you and your family.

Avery- 108 People Tested
82 Negative Results
26 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 149 People Tested
133 Negative Results
11 Pending Results
5 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 5 total positives, we have 0 active cases, and all 5 have recovered)

Yancey- 132 People Tested
111 Negative Results
20 Pending Results
1 Positive Case (active)

Bipartisan Bills Signed into law by Governor Cooper (5/4/20)

Read the bills by clicking here

NC Covid 19 Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses Loan

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