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Local lawmakers take stance against ‘vaccine passports’ in letter to governor, legislation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a growing number of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, a discussion about “vaccine passports” has now emerged and spurred ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In partnership with the Rowan County Health Department, Livingstone College delivered 500 first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

SALISBURY — After the Rowan County Board of Health approved changes to the health director job description during a meeting Tuesday night, it will proceed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County improves in health rankings, looks to keep climbing in the future

SALISBURY — The health of Rowan County residents and the community are on the rise, according to a recently released report from the University of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Congressman Budd visits Novant vaccine site, commends leaders for preventing wasted doses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd visited Salisbury Wednesday to tour Novant Health’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health officials say state on track to make all residents eligible for COVID shot

RALEIGH (AP) — All North Carolina adults who want a COVID-19 shot are on track to be eligible for one by May 1, state health ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that would commemorate childhood cancer each September and one that allows North Carolinians to maintain organ donation ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health director outlines preliminary plans for future COVID-19 vaccination phases, equitable distribution

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY  Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver on Tuesday outlined some preliminary plans and discussions related to vaccinating future groups ... Read more

3 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC panel backs governor’s ‘guiding principles’ on health improvements

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Prominent North Carolina medical, business and nonprofit leaders and state legislators assembled by Gov. Roy Cooper ... Read more

3 months ago by News Service Report.

County health data show department visits, clients served cut in half

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of visits made to the Rowan County Health Department for services from July to December amounts to ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County talks about best methods of vaccination distribution

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials say they will look into and consider implementing a mix of appointments and first-come, first-served events for ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County expects new shipment of vaccine later this week after crowd at drive-thru exhausts supply

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though the first day of COVID-19 vaccinations at the West End Plaza was cut short after hundreds of locals ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Three additional COVID-19 deaths make 13 this week in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Friday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths during an exceptionally deadly week during which more than ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports record eight deaths as positivity rate climbs above 10%

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state of COVID-19 continues to worsen in Rowan County as health officials reported eight deaths on Thursday along ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports five COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported five COVID-19 deaths, with three among local congregate care facilities and two among ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County’s COVID-19 cases continue climb; next phase of vaccinations to begin

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported nearly 300 additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday and Monday as they prepared to enter a new ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County’s first baby of 2021 ‘represents hope and opportunity for all of us’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For many, the start of a new year is accompanied with new hopes and opportunities, and the birth of ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ester Marsh: Year is all about your mindset

By Ester Marsh Let’s hope 2021 will be happy, healthy, prosperous and kind. But it’s all in the mindset isn’t it? The year 2020 was ... Read more

4 months ago by Ester Marsh.

57 new COVID-19 cases reported; 33% currently positive in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Continuing a Christmastime trend of fluctuating case increases, county health officials on Monday reported 57 new COVID-19 positives, with more than 30% of ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports more than 250 additional COVID-19 cases on Christmas Eve; one death reported

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For the second straight week, Rowan County has set a record for a single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Making public health history:’ Rowan County Health Department begins vaccinating staff

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — About nine months after returning from maternity leave in March to lead Rowan County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to use state program to continue free testing next year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While last week’s discussion among Rowan County Board of Health members ended with question marks about how to continue ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports six new COVID-19 deaths; 29% of all cases currently active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Wednesday reported six deaths, with five outside of congregate care facilities, as Rowan County continues ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

28% of all COVID-19 cases currently positive in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After 59 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, 28% of all cases are currently positive in Rowan ... Read more

5 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County, state again reach COVID-19 records; health officials say ‘peak’ yet to come

SALISBURY — Even in another week plagued by more COVID-19 deaths, another record-high increase in cases and a rising case positivity rate in Rowan County, ... Read more

5 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County board of health unsure about testing next year with relief funds set to expire this month

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though still awaiting a deal among federal lawmakers, the Rowan County Board of Health met virtually Wednesday evening to ... Read more

5 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

First COVID-19 death reported at Bethamy Retirement Center; positivity rate rises again

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials reported the first COVID-19 death at Bethamy Retirement Center in Spencer on Thursday as the positivity ... Read more

5 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Deaths in 2020 top previous two years in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The total number of deaths reported in Rowan County this year surpasses the total number of deaths reported in ... Read more

5 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

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