Latest Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees slight increase in COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — Rowan County has seen a small uptick in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the ...

Coronavirus

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church holding free COVID-19 vaccination, testing event April 23

SALISBURY— Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church is holding a free COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination and testing event on April 23 ...

Coronavirus

With metrics improving, Rowan Health Department moves to new stage of COVID-19 response

SALISBURY — As Rowan County’s COVID-19 metrics continue to improve from an omicron variant-induced spike, the Health Department ...

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 ...

Coronavirus

NC lawmakers OK bill giving student opt-out to mask mandates

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina parents could permit their K-12 students to opt ...

Coronavirus

Nearly two dozen COVID-19 outbreaks, clusters as cases decline

SALISBURY — While COVID-19 cases continue a post-omicron decline, state data show nearly two dozen active outbreaks or ...

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases continue decline from omicron spike

SALISBURY — Daily case numbers have declined for a month, but new state and local COVID-19 positives remain slightly ...

Coronavirus

State eases rules so students can return after COVID-19 exposure

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH  — North Carolina health officials on Thursday eased guidance for K-12 ...

Coronavirus

New local, state COVID-19 cases trending down

SALISBURY — New COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward from a peak on Jan. 10. N.C. Department of ...

Coronavirus

New COVID-19 cases slowing down from peak earlier this month

SALISBURY — State data show COVID-19 cases slowing down somewhat even as the percentage of tests coming back ...

Coronavirus

Health director: Rowan County seeing ‘tsunami’ of COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — The community is seeing a “tsunami of COVID-19 cases,” says Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris. ...

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Rowan close to doubling prior peak

SALISBURY — Local COVID-19 cases are close to doubling the peak during the delta variant spike in late ...

Coronavirus

New state data show COVID-19 booster shot percentage for Rowan, neighboring counties

SALISBURY — About 15% of the county’s residents have received a COVID-19 booster shot, according to new data from ...

Coronavirus

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push ...

Coronavirus

Rising COVID-19 cases force Salisbury VA to curtail non-emergency procedures, activate surge plan

SALISBURY — The Salisbury VA says a rising number of COVID-19 positives among veterans and staff will force ...

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 ...

Business

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce postpones gala to March due to COVID-19

SALISBURY — The Rowan Chamber of Commerce has postponed its 96th Annual Gala Meeting planned for Thursday at ...

Coronavirus

Novant Health testing site reopens as Rowan County COVID-19 cases hit new pandemic high

SALISBURY — With new COVID-19 cases rising and tests in high demand, Novant Health says it will reopen ...

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask about former Tilley Harley-Davidson site, gain-of-function research, I-85

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

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 cases approaching new pandemic peak

SALISBURY — With omicron spreading more quickly than previous COVID-19 variants, daily case totals in Rowan County are ...

Coronavirus

Catawba College says nearly all students, staff vaccinated in time for classes to begin

SALISBURY – Catawba College will begin this semester with an almost entirely vaccinated campus when classes start on ...

Coronavirus

Salisbury Post names top 10 stories of 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations became widely available last year, with health workers as some of the first local recipients. The ...

Coronavirus

Rowan County reaches 500 COVID-19 deaths since start of pandemic, seventh highest in state

SALISBURY — State data show 500 Rowan County residents have died since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Coronavirus

Cooper urges boosters, plans worker mandate extension

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — With COVID-19-related hospitalizations surging amid the spread of the ...

Coronavirus

State data show 310 deaths from COVID-19 in 2021

SALISBURY — COVID-19 resulted in the deaths of at least 310 Rowan County residents in 2021. The COVID-19 ...

Coronavirus

Virus cases hit another daily NC high; colleges rescheduling

RALEIGH (AP) — Another record number of daily cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina was reported on Friday ...

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in NC hit record, continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — As North Carolina saw its highest number of new COVID-19 positives reported, Rowan County also saw ...

Coronavirus

400 new COVID-19 cases reported in Rowan County since last week

SALISBURY — Rowan County added about 400 new COVID-19 positives from Thursday to Tuesday. Because of Christmas scheduling, ...

|Older >