NC COVID-19 Update

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina is taking proactive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our state in the face of growing cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 around the nation and here in North Carolina. Included in today’s guidance is a recommendation to cancel or postpone gatherings over 100 people and telework if possible. North Carolina currently has 15 positive cases reported with more expected. NC DHHS is making the following recommendation

COVID-19 Information Resources

To access a real-time map of confirmed COVID-19 cases the following link should be used: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 NCDHHS COVID-19 Info: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/ Information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ #coronavirus #mcdowellcares

McDowell County Emergency Services Update

Since January, when news of an unknown Coronavirus was identified in China, McDowell County Emergency Services began monitoring and preparing for this emerging virus now known as COVID 19. On January 22nd we created our initial EMS response plan for COVID-19 that focused on protecting our employees, first responders, and the community.  By early February, McDowell County 911 Center began asking COVID-19 related travel questions in an attempt to identify suspect COVID-19 case