For Immediate Release
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Gov. Cooper introduces a new system ahead of next week's Thanksgiving holiday as the state deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced yesterday a new COVID-19 alert system, which will address community spread in North Carolina by county.
“By pinpointing counties with high virus transmission and asking everyone in those counties to work with us and do more right now to slow the spread of the virus, we can succeed,” Governor Cooper said. “It can help bring down their case rates, keep their communities safer, save lives and keep their hospital systems working.”
Gov. Cooper introduced the new system ahead of next week's Thanksgiving holiday as the state deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases.
The system uses metrics informed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force and North Carolina’s key metrics to categorize counties into three tiers:
*Please note that Rowan County falls within the Orange Category of this Metrics System, which means there is a substantial level of community spread of COVID-19 at this time. Please do you part by always practicing the 3Ws when leaving your home and avoiding the 3C’s. Only with your help and support can Rowan County overcome this virus and prevent us from entering a more critical level of community spread! Click here for the full report on the COVID-19 county alert system.
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