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Number of currently positive cases decreases by two dozen

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of currently positive cases of COVID-19 in the county decreased by 24 on Tuesday as the overall ... Read more

13 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

West End Plaza becomes COVID-19 testing site

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As part of a statewide initiative to expand COVID-19 testing, county officials have designated the parking lot of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Briefs: Salisbury VA Medical Center reopens MRI services

SALISBURY — The Salisbury VA Health Care System has reopened MRI services for three of its locations, including the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

UPDATED: One nursing home outbreak considered over; COVID-19 case count continues rising

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While case numbers continued rising across the county, one local COVID-19 nursing home outbreak was considered over Friday. There ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Nursing home COVID-19 deaths continue rising with three more reported Thursday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Thursday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths at the N.C. State Veterans Home, amounting to 10 deaths ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

New positions proposed in county’s budget include health preparedness coordinator, waste enforcement officer

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A total of 39 new positions were requested for the upcoming county budget, but only three have been recommended ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pandemic construction expenses, new testing site on list of approved expenses for county’s $2.56 million grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County commissioners on Wednesday adopted plans to spend a $2.56 million grant from the state for COVID-19 relief that ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports two more deaths, resulting in seven new deaths in two days

By Natalie Anderson and Shavonne Potts news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, which amounts to seven new reported deaths ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two more test positive for COVID-19, bringing county total to 600

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the county on Sunday after 25 new tests had been ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

18 new cases of COVID-19 as restaurants reopen for operation

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County’s COVID-19 case count grew by 18 on Friday — the first day restaurants were permitted to reopen with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

UNC scientist: Vitamin D deficiency could increase susceptibility to COVID-19

KANNAPOLIS — Getting enough vitamin D could help people avoid contracting COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, according to a review article by a scientist at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Bike boom of 2020: Local shops see soaring demand for bicycles due to pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As COVID-19 has closed businesses, left many working from home and restricted pastimes, people nationwide are wiping off the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

One N.C. Veterans Home employee among 17 new COVID-19 cases in county

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The COVID-19 case count in Rowan County grew by 17 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 570, just as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan health officials worry increase in March overdoses tied to social isolation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Health officials worry social isolation may be causing more people to overdose as a result of the increased stress, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

UPDATED: One more death, cases climb to 522 as new testing information released

SALISBURY — The county’s COVID-19 death count increased by a total of one Friday as seven testing options were announced for the general public. Rowan ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

County: Two more cases at Liberty Commons as COVID-19 case total rises to 510

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One resident and one employee at Liberty Commons nursing home are among 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Staff member at Liberty Commons nursing home among four new positive COVID-19 cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Four new individuals were added to the positive case total for COVID-19 Wednesday, including a staff member at Liberty ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County: New cases at Citadel, Veterans Home after double-digit rise in recoveries

SALISBURY — A dozen more individuals in Rowan County have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, including individuals at two congregate living facilities. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County confirms one new death at Citadel, says more tests being conducted than reported

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Monday, county officials reported an additional six individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and one died after 12 new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

UPDATED: County up to 473 COVID-19 cases, 185 recoveries after week of double-digit jumps

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Throughout the week, positive COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Rowan County, but so did the number of recoveries. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Officials urge caution as county sees another double-digit jump in COVID-19 cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County on Thursday reported for the third time this week a double-digit jump in COVID-19 cases, bringing the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Moose Pharmacy, Southern Grace Distillery create hand sanitizer for frontline workers

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As products like hand sanitizer and its ingredients have become scarce during the COVID-19 pandemic, two local businesses have ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘New normal’: Novant doctor urges businesses to reassess workplace environment

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As businesses prepare to reopen in the coming weeks, health care professionals caution against relaxing social distancing measures and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Meet the mom fresh off maternity leave who’s leading Rowan’s COVID-19 response

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Shortly after the birth of daughter Charlie, now 5 months old, Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver returned ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

County health ranking slides to 73rd among state’s 100 counties

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan County is just shy of the bottom 25th percentile in the state in terms of health, according to ... Read more

1 month ago by Carl Blankenship.

Novant Health will begin scheduled surgeries; VA hospital plans for restart

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After seeing the COVID-19 cases flatten in the previous 14 days, Novant Health, which operates Rowan Medical Center, will ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Three more died after testing positive for COVID-19 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three additional individuals have died from COVID-19 in Rowan County, bringing the total to 15 deaths, according to the county’s Monday update. In ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC congressmen discuss funding options for small businesses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In a virtual Small Business Town Hall meeting Tuesday morning, U.S. Reps. Richard Hudson, R-8, and Patrick McHenry, R-10, ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

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