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Rowan County reaches a COVID-19 milestone

County has fewer than 100 active cases for first time in months
Cars lined up during a vaccination clinic at the West End Plaza in January.
Cars lined up during a vaccination clinic at the West End Plaza in January.(David Whisenant-WBTV)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:56 PM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - After many, many months of COVID-19 testing and hosting numerous COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics, Rowan County now has less than 100 active COVID-19 cases.

The Rowan County Health Department says that there is no way that Rowan County could have reached this major milestone without community partners and citizens doing their part by getting vaccinated and/or practicing the 3W’s, especially as the coronavirus became more prevalent within the community.

Rowan County during the past two weeks has moved from a Significant Impact to a Moderate Impact in terms of how COVID-19 is affecting our county and how spreadable the coronavirus currently is. In addition to this, a majority of the counties that surround Rowan County are also seeing a decline in their active COVID-19 cases, as well.

“In order to continue this progress and to see our number of active cases continue to decline, it is so important that everyone do their part and get vaccinated as soon as possible,” a press release noted.

As of Wednesday, based on statewide data for Rowan County, there have been 48,323 of our citizens (43,226 citizens + 5,097 local patients at the WG Hefner VA Medical Center) that have received their first vaccine or 34% of the total population. In addition to that, there has been a total of 44,469 of citizens (39,372 citizens + 5,097 local patients from the WG Hefner VA Medical Center) that are now fully vaccinated or 31.3% of the total population.

Although the county is definitely “moving in the right direction, please note that the county goal is to have at least 67% of our adults in Rowan County at least partially vaccinated.”

Rowan County Public Health expressed thanks to citizens “for being responsible and doing all that they can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

If you have still not received your COVID Vaccine; but you are interested in doing so, please visit the CDC’s vaccine finder. Here, you will find a number of local agencies/businesses that are offering COVID vaccines in Rowan County, such as:

  • Novant Health at the J. F. Hurley YMCA; Walk-ins are accepted Tuesday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Larger chain pharmacies: CVS and Walgreens
  • Grocery Stores: Walmart, Food Lion (Salisbury and China Grove), Sam’s Club
  • Local pharmacies: Moose Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, Country Pharmacy, Price Pharmacy, and Cannon Pharmacy
  • Provider offices: Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, Cleveland Wellness Clinic

To find out more information about which vaccines are being offered and when they are being offered, please contact the agency/business directly.

“Let’s continue to strive to get as many people vaccinated in Rowan County as we can, especially all pre-teens and teens 12 and older,” the release said. “By doing this, we will definitely enjoy summer and all its festivities even more; and not to mention, we will be better protected and prepared for when school does begin again in August.”

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