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Posted on: March 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - March 31, 2020

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: 24

Rowan County Public Health Department Reports COVID-19 Numbers 

Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver reports that 457 specimens have been submitted for COVID-19 testing. Of those, 24 specimens have tested positive. In review of the 24 positive cases we have found the following:

  • 11 of those were travel related and 13 were community acquired
  • 4 patients have recovered, 4 are hospitalized, 1 deceased, and we continue to follow-up with 15 individuals.

These results are from the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all reporting hospital and commercial labs. 

Rowan County Offices at 402 North Main Street Salisbury Announce Operational Changes

Citizens looking to conduct in-person services at 402 N Main Street will notice a change in flow to adhere to EO121.  Staff will be outside in the parking lot to working with individuals wishing to perform on-site services to ensure safe social distancing and limit the total count of individuals walking through the halls between department suites.  You are encouraged to perform services remotely, taking advantage of phone calls, emails, and online services. 

Departments located at 402 North Main Street are: Environmental Health, Register of Deeds, Tax Assessor’s Office, Tax Collector’s Office, Planning and Development, Building Inspections

For detailed information regarding operational changes, please click on the banner at


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