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Posted on: June 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - June 10, 2020

For Immediate Release

06/10/2020                        

Phone: 980-432-1800
Website: www.rowancountync.gov/covid-19
Email: covid-19@rowancountync.gov

Rowan County Case Information: https://bit.ly/rowan-covid19-hub

COVID-19 and Community Spread

North Carolina has recently described that community transmission of COVID-19 has increased in many areas of the state, especially in Latinx communities.  In Rowan County, this accounts for 29.85% of the positive case count. Pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic spread is an important consideration.

Increased testing, including those without symptoms, expanded contact tracing, and adherence to control measures like self-isolation and quarantine are important to control viral transmission across the state.  Rowan County testing dates and times can be found on the County’s COVID-19 Information site.

Updated Provider Guidance (PDF) recommends that clinicians conduct or arrange for diagnostic COVID-19 testing for:

  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms.
  • Populations with higher risk of exposure or a higher risk of severe disease if they become infected, if they believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, regardless if they have symptoms.

People who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings could have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or could have exposed others. Testing should be considered for people who attended such events, particularly if they were in crowds or other situations where they couldn’t practice effective social distancing.

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Contact:
TJ Brown
704-216-8918
tj.brown@rowancountync.gov

Download Media Release COVID-19 - June 10, 2020 (PDF)

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