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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Wilkes County COVID-19 Count

As of 7:13 AM on 5/27/2020

482 Confirmed Cases  

451 Recovered*4 Confirmed Deaths29 Confirmed Hospitalizations-  7 currently hospitalized

*Our definition of recovered is those persons who can discontinue isolation

Unfortunately, Wilkes Healt...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Prevention Measures In Child Care Centers

Prevention Measures In Child Care Centers

Wilkes Community Partnership for Children and Wilkes Health would like to address the community’s concerns regarding child care settings in Wilkes County as it pertains to COVID-19. We understand that the...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Safer at Home Phase 2

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced on 5/20/20 that North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 22 at 5 pm. Read Executi...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Interim Guidance for Restaurants

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ interim guidance for restaurants. At this time, we do not know when North Carolina will move into Phase 2; however, restaurants will need time to prepare their physical spaces, train st...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Wilkes County Reports Third Death

Wilkes County Reports Third Death Related to COVID-19

 

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

The individual died on May 20th from complications associated with the virus. The patient ...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Drive-Thru Testing at Wal-Mart

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is opening Monday, May 18th in the Walmart parking lot located at 1801 US Highway 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials to test anyone who meets CDC and sta...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Second Death Related to COVID-19

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

The individual died on May 20th from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their late 80’s and did have underlying health conditions. To prote...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Changes for entry into Wilkes Health

Wilkes Health patients and visitors will only be allowed to enter the building through the side door or handicapped entrance as of 4/15/2020. Each patient will be screened prior to entering the building by answering a short set of questions and a temperat...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Wilkes Health Response to COVID-19 at Residential Facility

As of 10:00am Tuesday May 12, 2020 Wilkes County’s confirmed COVID-19 total is 242 cases. The latest outbreak is at Rose Glen Village, a residential living facility in Wilkesboro. In a residential living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined a...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Contact Tracing Assistance at Wilkes Health

On Tuesday May 5, 2020 Wilkes Health started receiving a little extra help with contact tracing from the nurses at Wilkes County Schools.

Wilkes County School Nurses are assisting the team of nurses at Wilkes Health with contact tracing. Contact tracing is...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Moving to Phase 1

On Tuesday May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, transitioning the state to Phase 1 of slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 138 goes into on Friday, May 8 at 5 pm.

Highlights of Phase 1 i...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Outbreaks in Wilkes County

Currently, in Wilkes County we have two active outbreaks. An outbreak is defined by two or more positives cases in a facility. Wilkes Health is working closely with Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation and Tyson Foods Incorporated.

Yesterday, Wilkes Health par...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Wilkes Health Response to COVID-19 and Meat Processing Plants

Wilkesboro, NC – Earlier this week, the North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) issued a statement regarding several outbreaks in meat processing plants across the state. Locally, Wilkes Health, local government agencies, ...

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Health Department
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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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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Health Department
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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Health Department
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.

Health Department