COVID-19 surveillance is changing, as key metrics – such as testing positivity rates and total case counts – have become more difficult to quantify due to at-home testing. We have linked to the state dashboard in order to remain consistent with new metrics the state is using to track COVID-19.
Vaccinations are being offered at many locations throughout Catawba County, including some local physician offices, pharmacies and urgent cares. For a list of vaccination providers near you, click HERE. New bivalent boosters are available for individuals age 5 and up.
How to Get Vaccinated with Us: Appointments are preferred, but not required.
Schedule an Appointment by Phone: Call (828) 695-5800
Lookup/Print Your Vaccination Record:Instructions
Testing is widely available throughout Catawba County at physician offices, pharmacies and more. Find a site close to you: Find My Testing Place
Free at-home tests:
Catawba County Public Health is a Community Access Point for free at-home COVID-19 test kits. This adds convenience for individuals and families that need testing, but don’t want to go through the testing line or for individuals who need testing on a day when it is not offered in the parking lot outside. Results of these tests are usually available in about 15 minutes. A few guidelines for individuals who want to receive the kits:
- There is no residency requirement. Individuals do not have to live in Catawba County.
- Individuals picking up the tests must be over the age of 14.
- Individuals may pick-up up to 10 tests per person, per visit.
Tests can be used for community events. Call 828-695-5800 to make arrangements.
While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options are available if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less. If taken early, they can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Ask your doctor about treatment or call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish). Info and eligibility