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Salisbury VA mental health team works to ease burden on veterans, families suffering with dementia

By Staff Report  SALISBURY — Looking after a loved one with dementia and finding long-term care options can ...

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Ask Us: What are the regulations for wearing gloves when handling food during the pandemic?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ...

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Political Notebook: Medicaid expansion looks promising in North Carolina, Rep. Sasser says

RALEIGH — Medicaid expansion could be a reality for North Carolina, says Rowan County’s Rep. Wayne Sasser, a ...

Coronavirus

Improving COVID-19 numbers change CDC’s mask recommendation for Rowan County

SALISBURY — With COVID-19 metrics continuing to improve, Rowan County has been reclassified to the lowest and safest ...

Health

Uptick in hepatitis A emerges as new concern for Health Department

SALISBURY — The pandemic demanded much of the Rowan County Health Department’s attention in 2021, but another communicable ...

Coronavirus

‘Our cases are out of control’: Board of Health discusses COVID-19’s omicron surge

SALISBURY — With COVID-19 cases surging, the Board of Health during a virtual meeting on Tuesday night discussed ...

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Healthy Rowan launches new physical activity platform to get Rowan Countians moving

SALISBURY — In an effort to promote exercise and exploration in Rowan County, Healthy Rowan has launched an ...

Health

Salisbury City Council will return to virtual meetings, require face masks in city buildings

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise among city employees, Salisbury ...

Health

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget process, potential for Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a budget amount finally agreed upon by state House and Senate ...

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

SALISBURY — People with a COVID-19 exposure are now being advised to quarantine 10 days, down from a full ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Coronavirus

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Columnists

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 ...

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