Mitchell County Coronavirus Information and Updates

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COVID Numbers on the Rise in the Tri-County Area

With the number of positive COVID Cases increasing in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties the Toe River Health District has started reporting COVID numbers again. The latest numbers, posted Friday, by the Health Department show 18 positive...Read More

Vaccine Summer Card Incentive Now Available in Area

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the number of locations providing $25 Summer Cards to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated. Beginning this week, participating vaccination sites in 38...Read More

Vaccine Authorized for Children Age 12 and Older

RALEIGH — Based on a review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials in the United States and the expanded emergency authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control...Read More

Vaccines Administered

NC providers and the Federal Long-Term Care Program.   Administered 6,594,886 % of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated 47.1% First Dose 3,649,789 Second Dose 2,692,023 % of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated 35.8% Single Shot Dose 253,074   Find...Read More

COVID-19 Case Count for 4/21/21

The full data dashboard with metrics and reports is available here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard   Total Cases 952,529 Daily Percent Positive 7.0% Hospitalized 1,168 Intensive Care 285 Confirmed Deaths 12,480 # Deaths Since Last Update 43 Completed tests 12,021,825 *Presumed...Read More

$500K in Grants to Support Equitable COVID-19 Response

Healthier Together, a public-private partnership between North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and NC Counts Coalition, is releasing a Request for Proposals for community-based organizations to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 – $20,000 (or...Read More

FEMA Funeral Assistance Now Available

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: As we announced last week in this forum, FEMA began accepting applications for Funeral Assistance today through their dedicated call center. If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, FEMA is encouraging you to keep and gather documentation...Read More

NCDHHS Web Updates on the C19 Pandemic

New/updated Interim Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Venues for Live Performances – this replaces the Large/Very Large Indoor/Outdoor Venues guidance and the Small/Medium Size Venues guidance New community testing events – 351 events from 4/8 – 4/14 Weekly contact tracing numbers updated...Read More

Vaccine Adoption and Public Perceptions

NCDHHS New Data on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and Public Perceptions: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released findings from recent public opinion research on COVID-19 vaccine risks, rewards and vaccination motivations across the state. Learn...Read More

All of Group 4 Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

All of Group 4 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31. This includes additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories. Essential workers include frontline workers and workers who do not have...Read More

NC COVID Update as of 3/23

As of 11:50 a.m. today: Newly Reported Cases Daily Percent Positive NC Currently Hospitalized NC Total Deaths 1,062 6.3% 956 11,854 More data are available online at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard. Daily Update: As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement...Read More

NCDHHS Updates County Alert System

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today updated the COVID-19 County Alert System, which shows six red counties — a decrease from 27 red counties on the previous Feb. 22 County Alert System and the...Read More

NC Governor Executive Order #195

Executive Order #195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors...Read More

COVID-19 Numbers Update

Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 provided by the Toe Rive Health District for the Tri-County Area. Avery County has had 1,537 total positive cases, 1,473 recovered and 37 deaths reported. Mitchell County has had 1,244...Read More

Extension of three COVID-19 Executive Orders

On January 27th Governor Cooper extended four Executive Orders related to COVID-19. Modified Stay at Home order extended through Feb 28. Eviction moratorium extended through March 31 Mixed beverage delivery & “to-go” extended through March 31 Transportation waivers extended through...Read More

New Yancey County Help Line

Yancey County has a newly established COVID Helpline. The number is 675-6197. Currently the phones are only staffed during business hours M-F. The county is working to have volunteers answer calls between 5-7 pm through the week...Read More

Vaccine Update

Over the next few weeks Yancey, Mitchell Counties, as well as most other counties around the state, will not receive a complete allotment of first doses of the COVID19 vaccine. The leadership at the state level made...Read More

NCDHHS Launches “Find My Vaccine Group”

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series...Read More

Yancey and Mitchell County COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC: Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County to twenty-five....Read More

Mitchell and Yancey Counties COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC:  Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County...Read More