May 19th 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- 487 People Tested
433 Negative Results
53 Pending Results
1 Positive Case

Mitchell- 227 People Tested
208 Negative Results
13 Pending Results
6 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 6 total positives, we have 1 active case and 5 that have recovered)

Yancey- 525 People Tested
323 Negative Results
192 Pending Results

10 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 10 total positives, we have 2 active cases, 8 recovered)

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

Count on Me NC Program Rolls Out:

As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions, and businesses reopen after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Count On Me NC is a mutual pledge and public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe and protected. Click to Learn More

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