Category: Public Health

September 03, 2020

New Outbreak in Facility

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where 2 residents and 1 staff member...

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August 27, 2020

New Outbreak in Facility

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Frye Regional Medical Center’s South Campus...

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August 18, 2020

New Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Elmcroft of Newton, where 2 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for the...

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August 15, 2020

New Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Brian Center East, where 4 residents have tested positive for the virus...

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August 03, 2020

Additional Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Trinity Village, where 2 residents and 3 staff members have tested positive for the...

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August 01, 2020

New Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Catawba Valley Assisted Living, where 1 resident and 3 staff members have tested...

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July 30, 2020

"Taking the Call" Can Help

Avoiding calls from people we don’t want to talk to – like telemarketers and scammers – is easier than it used to be. However, in the new era of contact tracing for COVID-19...

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July 22, 2020

3 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported

Three new COVID-19 deaths have been reported to Catawba County Public Health over the last 24 hours, bringing the county’s total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 20....

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July 15, 2020

Data Added to COVID-19 Dash

Catawba County Public Health has updated its online COVID-19 dashboard with new and updated data drawn from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services....

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July 09, 2020

A County COVID-19 Case Study

In Catawba County, we have seen a significant increase in the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. While it is true that testing has...

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July 08, 2020

Another Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, where 3 residents and 2 staff members have tested...

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July 06, 2020

Long-term Care Outbreak

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Trinity Ridge, where 1 resident and 2 staff members have tested positive for the virus...

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June 12, 2020

CCPH Farmers Market Returns

The Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market is returning in June....

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June 11, 2020

More Testing Recommended

With more community spread happening in Catawba County and across the state, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is now recommending that more people...

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June 04, 2020

Fourth COVID Outbreak Reported

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly-identified outbreak of COVID-19...

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May 29, 2020

Outbreak Ongoing at Facilities

Catawba County Public Health is seeing an increase in cases related to ongoing outbreaks at congregate care facilities...

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May 19, 2020

Third COVID-19 Related Death

Catawba County Public Health is reporting the third COVID-19-associated death in Catawba County...

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May 18, 2020

Second Outbreak Identified

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Abernethy Laurels, where 1 staff member and 1 resident have tested positive...

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May 15, 2020

Cases ID'd in Local Facility

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak at a local long-term care facility, where 3 people have tested positive for COVID-19....

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May 10, 2020

Second COVID-19 Related Death

Catawba County Public Health is reporting the second COVID-19 associated death in Catawba County...

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April 23, 2020

Why Contact Tracing Matters

Gov. Cooper has emphasized tracing, testing, and trends for moving forward. Public Health Director Jennifer McCracken discusses what contact tracing is and how it works....

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April 07, 2020

Common Coronavirus Questions

Jennifer McCracken, Catawba County Public Health Director addresses some common questions the community is asking regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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April 03, 2020

First COVID-19 Death in County

Catawba County Public Health is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Catawba County...

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April 02, 2020

County COVID-19 Case Update

As of this morning, no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County. The county’s current total case count remains at 16...

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March 27, 2020

1 New COVID-19 Case in County

One new case of COVID-19 has been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s current total case count to 10...

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March 26, 2020

5 New COVID-19 Cases in County

Five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county's current total of cases to nine. Catawba County Public Health received the...

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March 23, 2020

3 New COVID-19 Cases in County

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s current total of cases to four. Catawba County Public Health received the positive...

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March 20, 2020

Positive COVID-19 Announced

A person living in Catawba County has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COCID-19)....

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November 01, 2019

Flu shots available

Seasonal influenza is an illness that can cause serious health complications, including death. The best defense against the flu is vaccination....

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October 15, 2019

McCracken Named Interim

Catawba County Public Health Assistant Director Jennifer McCracken was named Interim Director by the Catawba County Board of Health October 14. McCracken will begin serving...

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September 23, 2019

Lay Breast Health Advisor

The Lay Breast Health Advisor can speak to individuals and groups about breast cancer screening options and link women to care....

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September 17, 2019

Online nutrition education

Online nutrition education is adding convenience for WIC participants through the new WIChealth.org....

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September 12, 2019

Urland to Depart Public Health

Catawba County Health Director Doug Urland has been named Director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill’s...

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August 14, 2019

5 Things to Know about the CHA

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) rolls around every three years and is currently underway. Here's what you need to know......

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