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Rowan health director: Use proven precautions to slow outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After the number of COVID-19 cases more than tripled here in a week, Rowan County’s Public Health Director said ... Read more

17 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Good Vibes only: Local designer making hundreds of facial masks for health professionals

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Each day for the last two weeks, Sabrina Harris has set out to use her skills as a fashion ... Read more

18 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Deceased mom’s delayed COVID-19 test results left family in uncertainty

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mary Boucher was admitted to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center on March 19. The 65-year-old was diagnosed with pneumonia, ... Read more

18 hours ago by Liz Moomey.

Biz Briefs: Food Lion donates $3.1 million for critical needs

SALISBURY — Food Lion is making a $3.1 million donation, with the majority being earmarked to feed those who are in need right now and ... Read more

18 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 causing couples to postpone wedding parties for later dates

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While 2020 will be a year many may not remember fondly, some couples will have a wedding anniversary they’re ... Read more

18 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Health is wealth’: Professionals urge people to take care of mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As physical health has been on the forefront of people’s minds during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease ... Read more

18 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

State to provide $350 a week for COVID-19 related unemployment

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Unemployment insurance claims continue to grow as employers are shuttering as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. From March ... Read more

18 hours ago by Liz Moomey.

‘Kept our masks on’: Salisbury couple made rapid return to US as COVID-19 spread

SALISBURY – Dan Durrett was in Chile with his husband, Miguel, while the global coronavirus pandemic was intensifying in March and were forced to speed ... Read more

18 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Businessman challenges local companies to contribute to COVID-19 Relief Fund

SALISBURY — Nearing $50,000 raised, the COVID-19 Relief Fund has attracted a contribution from one business that’s challenging others to do the same and the ... Read more

18 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Schools to cut back on meal distribution after spring break to reduce coronavirus exposure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools will reduce the number of meal distribution days after returning from spring break to limit staff exposure ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Americans urged to wear masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, MARINA VILLENUEVE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Legislative economist predicts billion-dollar hit to state revenue

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s chief legislative economist has estimated that state revenue collections could take a billion-dollar ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County reports 44 positive COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the number of positive COVID-19 cases jumped by seven patients, bringing the county’s total to at ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Local survey indicates most businesses impacted quickly by COVID-19

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Findings from a survey sent out to local businesses in Rowan County last week indicate that most companies are ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Peace Corps volunteer’s job comes to abrupt end amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Robin Moulton had been in Uganda for two years with the Peace Corps. But last week, like several thousand ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Lawmakers hear about medical equipment shortage fears

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Representatives of the North Carolina Nurses Association relayed fears about the lack of personal protective equipment available to fight ... Read more

3 days ago by Liz Moomey.

COVID-19 cases in Rowan reach 37; nine have recovered

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 rose by seven on Thursday, bringing the total to 37 ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Gerry Wood dealerships to close indefinitely during COVID-19 pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — All three Gerry Wood automobile locations in Salisbury will close their doors on Friday to protect employees during the ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Contact information for COVID-19-related questions

The following is a list of numbers or email addresses for COVID-19-related questions: • People seeking to speak with the Rowan County Health Department about ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Local seamstress creates facial masks for neighbors during COVID-19 outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Liese Sadler is a self-professed news junkie who has kept up with COVID-19 developments, but one article about face ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

RSS creates ways for non-teaching staff to keep working

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – When Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all public schools in the state to close in mid-March, ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan’s congressmen discuss details of $2.2 trillion COVID-19 package

It wasn't perfect, but the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump was needed to quickly get money ... Read more

4 days ago by Liz Moomey.

County animal shelter moving animals to foster homes during pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rowan County Animal Shelter has begun its own unofficial fostering program, allowing locals to ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School seeking food assistance for students

SALISBURY – Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is implementing virtual learning for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s spring break runs from April ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Local COVID-19 cases reach 30; 7 people have recovered

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Public Health Department on Wednesday confirmed there were a total of 30 positive COVID-19 cases in Rowan County among the ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Institute projects about 2,500 North Carolinians will die from COVID-19 by August

ALBEMARLE — Health care data forecasters are projecting that North Carolina has only a few weeks before the state exhausts its resources and the worst ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

State Highway Patrol says it won’t make stops just for stay-at-home order

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — During Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, the N.C. Highway Patrol will not conduct traffic checkpoints to make sure motorists ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County to define ‘essential employees,’ provide emergency leave

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — During a special meeting on Monday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners took steps to define the county’s essential ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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