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July 4, 2020

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Officials warn about case spike from holiday weekend after highest one-day increase of positive tests

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Going into the holiday weekend, state and county health officials warned positive cases may continue to rise if people ... Read more

11 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

County health officials distribute 1,000 free face masks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, county health officials on Thursday gave out nearly 1,000 free face ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

County nears two weeks of continuous double-digit increases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department reported an additional 26 people tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, marking the 12th day ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

41 recoveries reported as COVID-19 cases continue to rise by double digits

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported on Wednesday that a total of 901 Rowan County residents have recovered from COVID-19 as the ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County continues to see double-digit increase in cases; state to test all nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Tuesday reported an additional 23 people tested positive for COVID-19 and three additional people were being hospitalized. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local lawmakers talk most significant bills during ‘difficult’ legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though most of the state legislative session’s efforts have been aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, local lawmakers said ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Liberty Commons resident dies from COVID-19; CDC updates guidelines

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County officials on Monday reported a resident from Liberty Commons died from COVID-19. A total of 43 people ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 case count increases by 24; positives continue younger trend

For the eighth-straight day, Rowan County on Sunday reported a double-digit increase in total COVID-19 cases. The increase of 24 raised Rowan County’s COVID-19 case ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Names of those we’ve lost: Family members remember relatives who died from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Melissa Carter described her father as a difficult man. Bill Carter left when she was 3 years old. Decades later, she suddenly found ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Investigation into Citadel nursing home corroborates concerns about state’s largest COVID-19 outbreak

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On April 14, one resident of the Citadel in Salisbury was found dead around the middle of the day. ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County COVID-19 testing locations

The following are Rowan County COVID-19 community testing sites and locations. • West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West Monday, June 29, from 10 ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

UPDATED: One new COVID-19 death; another nursing home sees outbreak

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One additional Rowan County resident who’s not affiliated with a congregate care facility has died from COVID-19 and another ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Tell us your opinion: What do you think about the state’s mask mandate?

Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, June 26, the state will have a mandate that people wear face coverings in public places and at businesses until ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 election funds will supplement county money in November

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections expects to receive $222,000 in additional funds from the state to ensure safer ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Recoveries continue to rise; Salisbury Housing Authority to offer free testing in July

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of recoveries in Rowan County rose by 19 on Thursday after the total number of cases grew ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Warren, Ford differ on $3.1 billion bond for education, road projects

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bipartisan House bill that would give North Carolina the OK to borrow $3.1 billion in bonds for school ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

County sees new death from COVID-19; free face masks available at West End Plaza

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Wednesday reported one additional COVID-19 death from someone not associated with a congregate care facility, raising ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

North Carolina requires face coverings statewide

By Jonathan Drew Associated Press North Carolina’s governor announced Wednesday that people across the state must wear masks or other face coverings in public as ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Business leaders say state of local economy depends on where you look

SALISBURY — Business recovery during COVID-19 is highly dependent on the type and size of the business that you’re talking about, says Rod Crider, president ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Alms.

Two staff members test positive at assisted living facility on Mooresville Road

Two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Elmcroft of Salisbury, an assisted living community on Mooresville Road.  The facility is the fifth active outbreak ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Recoveries rise with COVID-19 cases; state selects vendors for more testing, contact tracing

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 43 individuals in the county have recovered from COVID-19 as the number of positive cases grew to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 research study launched in Kannapolis by Duke University, NC Department of Health and Human Services

KANNAPOLIS — A new research project launched under the MURDOCK Study at Duke University will focus on COVID-19 as the health of hundreds of volunteers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Alms.

Double-digit increases keep coming as COVID-19 cases top 1,000

The month of June has brought with it some of the sharpest daily increases in COVID-19 cases, propelling the local total to more than 1,000 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

WHO reports largest single-day worldwide increase in coronavirus cases

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 Relief Fund receives Cheerwine donations, names another grantee

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund received one large donation from Cheerwine and gave out another grant to a local organization ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cases top 1,000 after week of double-digit increases

SALISBURY — Rowan County has now reached more than 1,000 positive cases following a week of double-digit increases. The Rowan County Public Health Department reported ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Two test positive for COVID-19 at Cleveland Daimler plant

CLEVELAND — Two employees of the Daimler Trucks plant in Rowan County have tested positive for COVID-19 and been out of the facility for several ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Only a few new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations drop, recoveries rise

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported only five additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the number of hospitalizations and currently positive cases ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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