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March 25th , 2020

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Davidson County Reports Second Positive Case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Late on Sunday March 22, 2020 the Davidson County Health Department was made aware of a second positive COVID-19 test result of a Davidson County resident.  This individual traveled outside of North Carolina, this case is not considered acquired by community transmission in Davidson County.  The individual is working with the health department, and close contacts are being notified by our communicable disease staff.


“COVID-19 continues to spread in North Carolina. It is critical we each do our part to stop the spread: stay at home if you are sick, only leave your home for essential functions (work, food, medical needs, necessary supplies), wash our hands often, and practice six feet of separation from others.  While these behavior modifications are challenging to our everyday way of life, it is the most effective way to limit community transmission in Davidson County.  I urge us all to take these steps to protect ourselves and each other,” Lillian Koontz, Davidson County Health Director.


Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and understanding we have reached the community transmission phase, positive case alerts will be handled differently. The Davidson County Health Department will transition at this time from notification via press release to updating our website and social media accounts as we receive positive COVID-19 cases.


The Davidson County Health Department strongly encourages the community to adhere to the Governor’s mitigation recommendations and Executive Orders, including practicing social distancing and eliminating nonessential travel. Additionally, please use our Davidson County Facebook page, Twitter account, and website for up-to-date information.


Individuals who suspect they might be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call their medical provider to discuss their symptoms and recommended next steps.  It is important that you call first so that proper precautions can be taken to protect you and others in our community.  


For more information from the Davidson County Health Department please visit our website at https://www.co.davidson.nc.us/88

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