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Posted on: June 10, 2020

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

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County Case Information:

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.


TJ Brown

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

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