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Posted on: June 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - June 10, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 Information

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Vaccine Information

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Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information:

Rowan County Finally Sees Less Than 100 Active COVID Cases

After many, many months of COVID-19  testing and hosting numerous COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics, Rowan County now has less than 100 active COVID-19 cases. There is no way that Rowan County could have reached this major milestone without our community partners and our citizens doing their part by getting vaccinated and/or practicing the 3W’s, especially as the coronavirus became more prevalent within our community.

As you will see from the latest map below, Rowan County during the past two weeks has moved from a Significant Impact to a Moderate Impact in terms of how COVID-19 is affecting our county and how spreadable the coronavirus currently is. In addition to this, it is also exciting to point out that a majority of the counties that surround Rowan County are also seeing a decline in their active COVID-19 cases, as well.

Active case map for North Carolina for May 23 through June 5

In order to continue this progress and to see our number of active cases continue to decline, it is so important that everyone do their part and get vaccinated as soon as possible. As of yesterday, based on statewide data for Rowan County, there have been 48,323 of our citizens (43,226 citizens + 5,097 local patients at the WG Hefner VA Medical Center) that have received their first vaccine or 34% of our total population. In addition to that, there has been a total of 44,469 of our citizens (39,372 citizens + 5,097 local paitents from the WG Hefner VA Medical Center) that are now fully vaccinated or 31.3% of our total population. Although we are definitely moving in the right direction, please note that our county goal is to have at least 67% of our adults in Rowan County at least partially vaccinated.

In closing, Rowan County Public Health cannot thank our citizens enough for being responsible and doing all that they can do to help stop the spread ofr COVID-19!! if you have still not received your COVID Vaccine; but you  are interested in doing so, please visit the CDC’s vaccine finder. Here, you will find a number of local agencies/businesses that are offering COVID vaccines in Rowan County, such as:

  1. Novant Health at the J. F. Hurley YMCA; Walk-ins are accepted M-F 8 am – 5 pm 
  2. Larger chain pharmacies: CVS and Walgreens
  3. Grocery Stores: Walmart, Food Lion (Salisbury and China Grove), Sam’s Club
  4. Local pharmacies: Moose Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, Country Pharmacy, Price Pharmacy, and Cannon Pharmacy
  5. Provider offices: Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, Cleveland Wellness Clinic

To find out more information about which vaccines are being offered and when they are being offered, please contact the agency/business directly. 

Let’s continue to strive to get as many people vaccinated in Rowan County as we can, especially all pre-teens and teens 12 and older! By doing this, we will definitely enjoy summer and all its festivities even more; and not to mention,  we will be better protected and prepared for when school does begin again in August. 

Thanks again Rowan County for all that you have done thus far in our fight against COVID-19 and here’s wishing you a healthier, happier, and safer Summer 2021!!



Amy Smith

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