Yancey County Covid Numbers 7/1/2020
Tested – 1,322
Pending – 86
Negative – 1,192
Active Positive – 4
Recovered – 40
NO new positives as of 4:38pm on 7/1//2020.
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NC SERT Leader Update
Nursing Home Testing for COVID-19: The NC Department of Health and Human Services is collaborating with CVS/Omnicare for a one-time COVID-19 testing initiative of all residents and staff in nursing homes. An estimated 36,000 residents and 25,000 staff in over 400 nursing homes in the state will be tested between now and the middle of August.
COVID-19 Antibody Test from Red Cross: The American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors have had exposure to COVID-19. The Red Cross will provide this testing for a limited period. While they have not announced a set date for ending the program, they indicate they will continue throughout the summer months. Over the coming months they will evaluate if they are able to continue testing dependent on available funding and the evolving needs of the pandemic.
C19 Emergency Solutions Grant: the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Allocation letter to Continuums of Care/Counties on 15 June. The Request for Application (RFA) process for NC Emergency Solutions Grant providers to submit ESG-CV proposals opened on 22 June. DHHS’s Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will administer ESG funds. DHHS is seeking proposals for up to $16.5 million in ESG CARES Act funding for homeless service providers in North Carolina to assist in responding to this public health crisis subject to availability and appropriation of the funds. Deadline for Submission is Friday, 17 July 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Visit here for more