May 7th Update

Mitchell County Health Department:

As we start to enter Phase 1 of the NC reopening plan, we want to remind you that community spread is in our region.

You are still in control of how you protect yourself. So don’t forget to;

• 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
• Wear a mask when out
• 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

Avery- 139 People Tested
105 Negative Results
34 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 152 People Tested
137 Negative Results
10 Pending Results
5 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 5 total positives, we have 0 active cases, and all 5 have recovered)

Yancey- 137 People Tested
112 Negative Results
18 Pending Results
7 Positive Cases (active cases)

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

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