For Immediate Release
Phone: 980-432-1800Website: www.rowancountync.gov/COVID-19Email: email@example.com
Website: www.rowancountync.gov/COVIDvaccineFollow Us: www.facebook.com/rowancountyhealth
Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information: https://bit.ly/rowan-covid19-hub
With many of our local youth beginning their third week of school, we have seen a slight uptick in the number of children, ages 5 to 17 years of age, that are testing positive for COVID-19. Since school began on August 10th, we have seen the number of cases for this age group almost double in the county. As a parent, you can help slow down the transmission of COVID-19 by making sure you get your child vaccinated and/or boosted as soon as they become eligible. Also, it is important that you discuss with your children the importance of sanitizing and/or washing their hands often. Most importantly, if your child has been in contact with someone that is positive for COVID and/or if they themselves start to feel sick, please test them and follow the following recommendations from the CDC.
As of last week, North Carolina now has less than half of its counties considered to be at high risk for COVID-19 transmission. In Rowan, we are now at a medium risk for COVID-19, with 377 known cases and 11 new, confirmed hospital admissions among county residents. Our positivity rate continues to decline in agency testing and is currently 23%.
With our transmission levels continuing to decline at both the state and local levels, Rowan County Public Health urges you to do the following things to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
In closing, vaccinations and boosters against COVID-19 are still available at Rowan County Public Health and are available for all ages. To make an appointment to receive a Moderna, Pfizer, J&J, or the new Novavax vaccine, please call 704-216-8777 and choose option 3 to make an appointment.
PIO Contact:Amy Smith704firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Media Release COVID-19 - August 29, 2022 (PDF)