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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Wilkes County COVID-19 Count

As of 10:28 AM 4/8/2020

4 Confirmed Cases    
1 Confirmed Death
2 Confirmed Hospitalizations

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Cloth Mask Guidance

Guidance for Cloth Mask

Wilkes Health recommends following the guidance for use of cloth masks or face coverings by the general public as issued by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). The CDC recommends “wearing cloth face coverings in public s...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Recommendations for Churches

On March 27, 2020, Executive Order #121 was released from the Governor’s Office. This order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gather...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

First Wilkes County COVID-19 Death

Wilkes County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Wilkes County.

The individual died late on March 31st from complications associated with the virus. The p...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Wilkes County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Wilkesboro, NC – A Wilkes County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). This is the first positive case in Wilkes County.

“We have been preparing should we see a positive case of COVID-19 in our community. Now th...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Wilkes Health COVID-19 Update

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released this morning an updated case count for COVID-19. As of March 18, 2020 there are 63 positive cases in 16 counties of North Carolina reported by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 9, 2020

NC Coronavirus Helpline

As questions and concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) increase across North Carolina, The North Carolina Division of Public Health would like the public to use the Coronavirus Helpline. The phone number to the helpline is 1-866-462-3821.

The line, which w...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Coronavirus information- Updated 3/5/2020

This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to expand in scope and magnitude. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of cases in the city of Wuhan and severe illness has been reported, including deaths. Cases have also been identifie...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Wilkes County Diabetes Center

Effective March 2nd, 2020, Wilkes Health Diabetes and Nutrition Center will be temporarily be closed. Once a new Registered Dietician is hired and operational we will reopen to patients. If you have any questions or concerns please call 336-651-7464.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners have issued a State of Emergency, please see attached document here.

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