May 12th Update

Mitchell County Health Department:

Community Spread is here, make sure you take control to protect yourself and others.

So don’t forget to;

· Stay home (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 in public places

· 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- 421 People Tested

339 Negative Results

82 Pending Results

0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 172 People Tested

161 Negative Results

6 Pending Results

5 Total Positive Cases

(Of those 5 total positives, we have 0 active cases, and all 5 have recovered)

Yancey- 210 People Tested

174 Negative Results

28 Pending Results

8 Positive Cases (active cases)

Here’s a video that explains community spread, and why we want you to stay at home unless you have to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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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