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Posted on: September 8, 2021

9-8-21 Haywood County reports 112th - 115th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 8, 2021

Haywood County reports 112th - 115th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of four more COVID-19 deaths. Total COVID deaths in Haywood County are now 115.

The 112th death was a...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

9-8-21 COVID cases increase by 269 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 269 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on September 7, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

8-31-21 COVID cases increase by 319 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 319 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 30, 2021, the North Carolina Depar...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

8-24-21 COVID cases increase by 226 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 24, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 226 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 23, 2021, the North Carolina Depar...

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

8-21-21 Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley has tested positive for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 21, 2021

Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley has tested positive for COVID-19

Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley tested positive for COVID-19 on August 19, 2021.

Ensley is exper...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

8-20-21 Flood-related debris cannot be accepted at Haywood County Landfills

For Immediate Release –

Flood-related debris cannot be accepted at Haywood County Landfills

Based on advice and consultation with North Carolina’s Emergency Management officials in Asheville and Raleigh, Haywood County has issued this st...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

8-17-21 Haywood County reports 105th and 106th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 17, 2021

Haywood County reports 105th and 106th  COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of two more COVID-19 deaths. Total COVID deaths in Haywood County are now 106.

One individu...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Haywood County reports 104th COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 4, 2021

Haywood County reports 104th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death. Total COVID deaths in Haywood County are now 104.

This individual was between the ages...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

8-10-21 COVID-19 cluster among Frankie's Italian Trattoria staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2021

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster among Frankie's Italian Trattoria staff

Haywood County Health and Human Services have identified a COVID-19 cluster connected to the staff of F...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

8-10-21 COVID cases up by 167 this week, 85% were unvaccinated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 10, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 167 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 9, 2021, the North Carolina Department of He...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

8-6-21 COVID cluster among Haywood County Schools staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2021

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster among Haywood County Public Schools staff

Haywood County Health and Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster connected to the Haywood Co...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

8-6-21 COVID outbreak at Maggie Nursing and Rehab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2021

Haywood County Health & Human Services reports a COVID-19 outbreak at Maggie Nursing & Rehab

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 outbreak at Maggie Nursing & Rehabilit...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

8-4-21 COVID cluster identified at Canton PD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 4, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Canton Police Department

The Haywood County Health and Human ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

8-3-21 COVID clusters at two faith communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency

Haywood County Health & Human Services reports COVID-19 clusters at two faith communities

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified cluster...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

8-3-21 COVID cases climbing; masks highly recommended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 106 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 2, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

7-30-21 Masks required in all County Facilities

July 30, 2021

The Delta Variant has become a game-changer. The number of North Carolinians in the hospital with COVID-19 has more than doubled in the last two weeks, the 14-day rolling average of new daily cases has incr...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

7-29-21 Haywood County reports 103rd COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2021

Haywood County reports 103rd COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of another COVID-19 death; bringing the total number now to 103.

This individual was between the ages of 70-75 and ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

7-14-20 62 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 4,619

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 27, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 62 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on July 26, 2021, the North Carolina Department...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

7-22-21 Haywood County returns to Orange COVID status

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County returns to Orange COVID status

July 22, 2021

Contact: Allison Richmond, 828-507-5606

With the rising number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the last few weeks, Haywood County has moved back into the orange zon...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

7-20-21 46 new cases of COVID-19 bring cumulative total to 4,557

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 46 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on July 19, 2021, the North Carolina Department...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

7-16-21 COVID-19 outbreak at Spicewood Cottages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services reports a COVID-19 outbreak at Spicewood Cottages 

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

7-16-21 COVID-19 outbreak at Camp Daniel Boone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 outbreak at Camp Daniel Boone Scout Camp

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agen...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

7-13-21 With 13 new cases, Haywood County total now 4,511

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 13 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on July 12, 2021, the North Carolina Department...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

7-6-21 Just 1 new COVID case in past week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 6, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 1 new case of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on July 5, 2021, the North Carolina Department of ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

6-29-21 Good news on case counts + Delta variant caution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 2 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on June 28, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

6-22-21 Just 2 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 2 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on June 21, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

6-15-21 Sixteen new COVID-19 cases last week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 16 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on June 14, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

6-8-21 Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 4,477 with 52 new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2021

In the two weeks since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 52 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on June 7, 2021, the North Carolina Departm...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

6-4-21 Vaccine rollout + cautionary cases to consider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2021

Some Cautionary Tales to Consider:

Unvaccinated teen ends up on a ventilator

Following a recent vacation trip with a friend’s family an unvaccinated Haywood County teen finds out someone they were exposed to on the trip t...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

6-4-21 Haywood County reports 100th COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 4, 2021

Haywood County reports 100th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number now to 100.

This individual was between the ages of 60-65 and ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

5-28-21 Vaccine rollout updates + ongoing contact tracing concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2021

Looking ahead:

  • For those who received their first dose of Pfizer at HCC on May 19, your second dose will be given on June 9, again at HCC. Anyone who wishes to get the first dose of Pfizer can also do so at the...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

5-25-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 34, cumulative total now 4,425

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 34 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. May 24, 2021, the North Carolina Department of H...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

5-21-21 Walk-In appointments for all COVID vaccines now available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 21, 2021

Walk-In, no appointment needed vaccination:

  • All three vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are now available on a walk-in basis at the health department ( 157 Paragon Pkwy #800, Clyde, N...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

5-14-21 Upcoming Mobile Vaccination Clinics for teens and adults

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14, 2021

Upcoming Mobile Vaccination Clinics :

Haywood Community College (12-18)

Haywood County Health and Human Services is partnering with Haywood Community College to host a special COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids 12...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

5-11-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 35, cumulative total now 4,363

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 35 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. May 10, 2021, the North Carolina Department of H...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

5-6-21 Haywood County reports 99th COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 6, 2021

Haywood County reports 99th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number now to 99.

This individual was between the ages of 70-75 and die...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

5-4-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 67, cumulative total now 4,328

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 67 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. May 3, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Hu...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

4-26-21 Haywood County reports 96th — 98th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 26, 2021

Haywood County reports 96-98th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 98.

One individual’s death occurred ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

4-22-21 COVID-19 cluster identified at the Haywood County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 22, 2021

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Haywood County Detention Center

Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Hay...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

4-20-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 59, cumulative total now 4,205

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 59 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. April 19, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

4-16-21 Vaccination open to all adults; J & J pause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2021

“Now that spring is here and summer approaches everyone wants to have fun and spend time together as we hope for a return to normalcy.  That being said, don’t let your guard down...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

4-13-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 70, cumulative total now 4,146

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 13, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 70 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. April 12, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

4-7-21 Haywood County reports 95th COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 7, 2021

Haywood County reports 95th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number now to 95.

The individual, who died in late March, was between...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

4-6-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 61, cumulative total now 4,076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 61 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. April 5, 2021, the North Carolina Department of...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

4-2-21 Changes coming to Haywood County COVID vaccine scheduling system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 2, 2021

“To date, over 18,000 people in Haywood County are at least partially vaccinated. Mass vaccination efforts have been running smoothly, despite challenges with weather, location changes, and the shee...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

3-23-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 53, cumulative total now 4,015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 30, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 53 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. March 29, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

3-23-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 28, cumulative total now 3,962

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 23, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 28 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. March 22, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

3-19-21 Haywood County reports 94th COVID-19 death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2021

Haywood County reports 94th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number now to 94.

The individual was between the ages of 60-65 and d...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

3-19-21 Haywood County opens vaccine eligibility to Groups 1-4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2021

Key Updates:  

  • Beginning Monday, March 22, Haywood County will open vaccination to all groups eligible under North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. Groups currently eligib...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

3-12-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2021

Key Updates:  Haywood County’s Mass Vaccination clinic will move this week to a new temporary location at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska due to a scheduling conflict at the Smoky Mounta...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

3-12-21 Haywood County reports 90th - 93rd COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 12, 2021

Haywood County reports 90th - 93rd COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of four more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 93.

Two died in January, but there were del...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

3-9-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 49, cumulative total now 3,903

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 9, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 49 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. March 8, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health an...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

3-5-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2021

Key Updates: The Smoky Mountain Event Center has been a gracious host for the mass vaccination clinics over the last few weeks, but as event season ramps up there will be some dates that the fairgrou...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

3-2-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 57, cumulative total now 3,854

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 57 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. March 1, 2021, the North Carolina Department of...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

2-26-21 Haywood County reports 85th - 89th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 26, 2021

Haywood County reports 85th - 89th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 89.

One death actually occurred in January bu...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

2-26-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 26, 2021

Key Updates: The Smoky Mountain Event Center has been a gracious host for the mass vaccination clinics over the last few weeks, but as event season ramps up there will be some dates that the fairgrou...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

2-23-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 128, cumulative total now 3,797

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 23, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 128 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

2-19-21 Vaccine Rollout Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 19, 2021

Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information:

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

2-17-21 Community partnership brings vaccination to underserved populations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 17, 2021

Community partnership helps bring vaccination to underserved populations

Gladys Knight and William McDowell encourage vaccination

Gladys Knight, “Empress of Soul,” and her husband William McDowell recently received their...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

2-16-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 116, cumulative total now 3,669

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 16, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 116 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

2-12-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 12, 2021

Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information:

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

2-9-21 Haywood County reports 82nd - 84th COVID-19 deaths

Feb. 9, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 82nd - 84th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 84.

Two of these deaths actually occurred in Nov...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

2-9-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 192, cumulative total now 3,553

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 9, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 192 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

2-5-21 What to know about COVID-19 2nd dose vaccine appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 5, 2020

COVID-19 Second Dose clinics are coming up, here is what you need to know —

For Haywood County citizens who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of our mass vaccination events at t...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

2-5-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 5, 2021

Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information:

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

2-2-21 Haywood County reports 77th - 81st COVID-19 deaths

Feb. 2, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 77th - 81st COVID-19 deaths

Since mid-January Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 81. 

Three of...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

2-2-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 194, cumulative total now 3,361

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 2, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 194 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

1-26-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 261, cumulative total now 3,167

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 26, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 261 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

1-22-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 22, 2021

Vaccinations by the numbers:

Total number vaccinated in Haywood County: Over 6,000

Total vaccinated this week in drive-through events: 1,500

Currently vaccinating: 

  • Haywood residents ages 75 and up &...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

1-19-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 130, cumulative total now 2,906

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 19, 2021

In the four days since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 130 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

1-15-21 COVID-19 cluster at the Waynesville Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 15, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Waynesville Police Department

The Haywood County Health and...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

1-15-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 15, 2021

This week Haywood County finished the bulk of those in vaccination group 1A which included doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and doctor and dentist office staff members and vaccination for those in the over75 group (kno...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

1-15-21 Haywood County reports 72nd - 76th COVID-19 deaths

Jan. 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 72nd - 76th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 76. 

One was in their 50s and died at Haywood Reg...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

1-15-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 92, cumulative total now 2,776

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 15, 2021

In the three days since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 92 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

1-12-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 191, cumulative total now 2,684

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 12, 2021

In the four days since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 191 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

1-8-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 8, 2021

Vaccinations are underway in Haywood County and currently, we are nearing completion on the first phase, known as 1A, which includes frontline health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staf...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 8, 2021

1-8-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 155, cumulative total now 2,487

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 8, 2021

In the three days since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 155 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Health and H...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 8, 2021

1-8-21 Haywood County reports 69th - 71st COVID-19 deaths

Jan. 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 69th - 71st COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 71. 

Two were between the ages of 65-70. &nbs...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 6, 2021

1-5-21 COVID-19 cases increase by 327, cumulative total now 2,332

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 5, 2020

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 327 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 6, 2021

1-6-21 Vaccine pre-registration now open for residents ages 75+

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 5, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020,  Haywood County residents over the age of 75, who have not already been included in a previous vaccination group, may begin pre-registering for COVID-19 vaccine appo...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 31, 2020

12-31-20 Haywood County reports 63rd - 68th COVID-19 deaths

Dec. 31, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 63rd - 68th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting six more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 68. 

All of the deaths were people over the age of...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 30, 2020

12-30-20 COVID vaccinations begin at Haywood Health and Human Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 30, 2020

As of today, Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency have begun distribution of its first allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 

About 1,000 doses of the vaccine were delivered in this first allotm...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 29, 2020

12-29-20 cases up 185 this week, cumulative total now 2,005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 29, 2020

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 185 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 28, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 22, 2020

12-22-20 Haywood County reports 56th - 62nd COVID-19 deaths

Dec. 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 56th - 62nd COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 62. 

All of the deaths were people over the age ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 22, 2020

12-22-20 cases up 201 this week, cumulative total now 1,820

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 22, 2020

Since the last press release on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 129 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 21, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Hea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 18, 2020

12-18-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

  • Things continue to be extremely busy at the Health Department.  One month ago on November 17, we had an 8-month cumulative total of 900 cases. One month later on December 17, our cumulative total is 1691.  That&rs...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 18, 2020

12-18-20 Haywood County reports 52nd - 55th COVID-19 deaths

Dec. 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 52nd - 55th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting four COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 55. 

Three of the deaths were people over the age of 7...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 18, 2020

12-18-20 cases up 219 this week, cumulative total now 1,691

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 18, 2020

Since the last press release on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 72 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Hea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 15, 2020

12-15-20 Haywood County reports 51st COVID-19 death

Dec. 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports 51st COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 51st COVID-19 death. 

A resident at Silver Bluff Assisted Living, the individual was over the age of 70. COVID-1...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 15, 2020

12-15-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 112, cumulative total now 1,619

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 15, 2020

Since the last press release on Friday, Dec. 12, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 112 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 14, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Hea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 11, 2020

12-11-20 test status update, message from health director

People, not numbers:

  • The surge continues in Haywood County, as well as across the state and across the nation. Since our weekly message on Friday, December 4, we’ve had 221 new cases.  107 of those have been reported since our press rele...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 11, 2020

12-11-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 107, cumulative total now 1,507

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 11, 2020

In the three days since the last press release on Dec. 8, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 107 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 10, 2020, the North Carolina Departme...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 11, 2020

12-11-20 Haywood County reports 44th - 50th COVID-19 deaths

Dec. 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 44th - 50th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting seven COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 50. 

All of the deaths were nursing home residents ov...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 10, 2020

12-10-20 Update on changes to contact tracing

On behalf of Interim Health Director Garron Bradish and Director of Nursing Tammy Quinn, Haywood County Health and Human Services would like to update citizens and businesses on some changes in our COVID-19 contact tracing processes, brought about by the ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 8, 2020

12-8-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 114, cumulative total now 1,400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 8, 2020

In the four days since the last press release on Dec. 4, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 114 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020, the North Carolina Department ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 8, 2020

12-8-20 Haywood County reports 43rd COVID-19 death

Dec. 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 43rd COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting the county’s 43rd COVID-19 death. 

COVID-19 was listed as the primary cause of death for this individual who...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 4, 2020

12-4-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 79, cumulative total now 1,286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 4, 2020

In the three days since the last press release on Dec. 1, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 79 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020, the North Carolina Department ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 4, 2020

12-4-20 test status update, message from health director

People, not numbers:

 

In the two days since our Tuesday summary press release, Haywood County has had an additional 79 cases and 2 deaths (reported in a separate press release on December 2). In the past two weeks, we’ve had a 40% increa...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 2, 2020

12-2-20 Haywood County reports 41st & 42nd COVID-19 deaths

Dec. 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 41st & 42nd COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting the county’s 41st and 42nd COVID-19 deaths. 

COVID-19 was listed as the underlying cause of deat...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 1, 2020

12-1-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 195, cumulative total now 1,207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 1, 2020

In the week since the last press release on Nov. 24, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 195 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 2020, the North Carolina Department of ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 25, 2020

11-25-20 COVID-19 outbreaks at three congregate living facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 25, 2020

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at three congregate living facilities

The Haywood County Health and Human Servic...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 24, 2020

11-24-20 Haywood County reports 40th COVID-19 death

Nov. 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County reports 40th COVID-19 death

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 40th COVID-19 death. 

COVID-19 was listed as the underlying cause of death (the disease that initiated the events...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 24, 2020

11-24-20 COVID-19 cases up 81 since Friday, case load reaches new high

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 24, 2020

In the three days since the last press release on Nov. 20, 2020, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 81 new cases of COVID-19, compared to a total of 84 cases in the whole of last week. &n...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 23, 2020

9 Tips for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

If you decide to host or attend a holiday gathering, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of spreading COVID-19.

If you think you have been exposed and need testing click here https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-pl...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 20, 2020

11-20-20 Haywood County Reports 38th & 39th COVID-19 deaths Haywood Count

Nov. 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports 38th & 39th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 38th and 39th COVID-19 deaths. 

Both deaths list COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death (the disea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 20, 2020

11-20-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

  • As we head towards Thanksgiving and the holiday season, the key message for this week is simple: PLEASE wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose and keep at least six feet of distance any time you’re goin...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 20, 2020

11-20-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 84, cumulative total now 931

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 20, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 84 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Nov. 13, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Nov. 19, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 19, 2020

11-19-20 COVID-19 cluster among Haywood County detention officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 19, 2020

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

COVID-19 cluster related to law enforcement training class attended by Haywood County detention officers

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agenc...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 13, 2020

11-13-20 Haywood County reports 37th COVID-19 death

Nov. 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports 37th COVID-19 death 

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 37th COVID-19 death. The individual died at home and COVID-19 was listed as the primary/immediate caus...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 13, 2020

11-13-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 64, cumulative total now 847

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 13, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 64 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Nov. 6, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 13, 2020

11-13-20 test status update, message from health director

COVID MESSAGE #37 – Rising Numbers, Testing for College Students, and Tips for a Safe Holiday and Beyond

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

  • COVID numbers are going up both nationwide and in Haywood County. In fact, we’ve seen as many new cases in the ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 6, 2020

11-6-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

·        Case trends: Numbers are going up in Haywood County.  Increases from last Thursday to this Thursday:

o   Cumulative case totals rose fr...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 6, 2020

11-6-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 57, cumulative total now 783

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 6, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 57 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Oct. 30, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Se...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 30, 2020

10-30-20 test status update, message from health director

People Not Numbers:

 

Case Trends: Last week our seven-day rolling case average was 3.2 cases per week per 100,000, which is the 4th lowest average in the state. That’s the good news.  Our neighbor, Jackson County was 52/100,000,...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 30, 2020

10-30-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 33, cumulative total now 726

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 30, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 33 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Oct.23, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 29, 2020

10-29-20 COVID-19 cluster identified at Town of Waynesville Finance Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October  29, 2020

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Town of Waynesville Finance Department

The Haywood County Heal...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 23, 2020

10-23-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS

 

Case Trends: This week has been good from the perspective of the low number of positive cases (just 2-5 a day) but not so good as far as the number of people exposed. We had a positive from a wedding out of state. One positive...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 23, 2020

10-23-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 25, cumulative total now 693

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 23, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 25 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Oct.16, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ha...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 16, 2020

10-16-20 test status update, message from health director

People not numbers:

 

 

This has been a rough year. Everyone is tired. We know the virus is everywhere and wants to spread. After a significant spike of cases in July, we were encouraged by a dramatic decline in cases.  As we head...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 16, 2020

10-9-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 30, cumulative total now 668

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 16, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 30 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Oct. 9, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 9, 2020

10-9-20 test status update, message from health director

People not Numbers

 

·         This week we have to report the unfortunate news of four deaths of Haywood senior citizens from COVID-19. None of these individuals were living in a long term ca...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 9, 2020

10-9-20 Haywood County Reports Four COVID-19 deaths

Oct. 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports Four COVID-19 deaths 

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting four COVID-19 deaths. The individuals died within the last few weeks either at Mission Health or at Haywood Regiona...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 9, 2020

10-9-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 14, cumulative total now 638

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 9, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 14 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Oct. 2, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Ser...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 6, 2020

10-6-20 Haywood County Reports COVID-19 death associated with cluster

Oct. 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Haywood County Reports COVID-19 death associated with cluster

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting a COVID-19 death from among the cases associated with the Enchanting Hair Fashions salon cluster. The indiv...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 2, 2020

10-2-20 COVID-19 cases increase by 34, cumulative total now 624

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 2, 2020

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 34 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Sept. 25, 2020.  As of 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human S...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 2, 2020

10-2-20 test status update, message from health director

PEOPLE NOT NUMBERS

 

 

·         Case trends: Travel - either returning from  Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Pigeon Forge, and various vacation spots or planning a trip somewhere -...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: June 4, 2020

6-4-20 test status update, message from health director

  • PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS:

               

 

  • COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in our county.  Most positive cases are in the 25-49 age range. Because it can take 2-14 day...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 17, 2020

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2020

?Contact: Ford Porter

Phone: 919-814-2100

Email: govpress@nc.gov

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue

Forthcoming executive order will also exp...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders:

 

Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people

On Saturday, March 14th, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all K-12 pu...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mountain Projects implements assistance hotline

Mountain Projects is implementing a hotline to seek to meet emergency and critical needs of our most high risk and most vulnerable populations in Haywood and Jackson Counties over the next two weeks.  

Anyone needing supplies, medicine pick up and...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County Department / Community Closings

Updated 3/16/2020

Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center - Closing Effective Tuesday, March 17th 2020 for safety precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. A reopening date will be determined at a later time. Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy w...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governor Declares Schools Closed, Public Gatherings Banned

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to COVID-19. The Executive Order also bans gatherings of more than 100 people. North Carolina currently has 23 people in 12 countie...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo- Community and Faith Based Organizations

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that organizers of events that draw more than 100 people cancel, postpone, or modify these events, or offer online streaming services beginning March 13, 2020, until further n...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Preparedness Tips

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Preparedness Tips

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a new virus first identified in Wuhan, China. 

As confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to sprea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo-Facilities that Serve High Risk Population

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that residential establishments for people at higher risk for severe illness – such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correctional facili...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Proclamation of Emergency

3/15/2020

 I would like to thank the various media outlets in Western North Carolina for working so hard to help citizens stay informed during this time of information overload and constant updates.

Attached is a Proclamation of a State of Emergenc...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: May 26, 2021

COVID-19-related closure at Silverbluff Early Education & Preschool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services reports a COVID-19-related closure at Silverbluff Early Education & Preschool

The Haywood County Health and Human...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

6-4-21 Vaccine rollout + cautionary cases to consider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2021

Some Cautionary Tales to Consider:

Unvaccinated teen ends up on a ventilator

Following a recent vacation trip with a friend’s family an unvaccinated Haywood County teen finds out someone they were expo...

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