August 12, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing
Burke County’s Response to COVID-19
• Burke County is currently at 1795 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases please go visit the https://www.burkenc.org/dashboard webpage. The dashboard is updated late in the evening every day.
• Para español llame al 764-9150 y presione el número dos. Si nadie contesta deje un corto mensaje con su nombre y numero de teléfono.
Update from NC Dept of Health and Human Services:
Families and caregivers in need of childcare for children up to age 12 can call and be connected directly to childcare options in their community. The hotline is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and can be reached at 1-888-600-1685. Care is offered by licensed childcare providers who meet NC DHHS health and safety guidelines. For more information you can visit www.covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/child-care/child-care-information-families
Update from Burke County Health Department:
If you are calling just to make an appoint for COVID-19 testing, please call 828-764-9150.
Please remember that all residents who are tested for COVID-19 are to STAY AT HOME until their test results come back unless they are an essential worker and have no symptoms and they can return to work as long as they wear a MASK AT ALL TIMES when working.
Please remember: All residents are required to wear a face covering inside and outside when you cannot physically distance yourself more than 6 feet away from others. Public Health would ask that you follow the Executive Order.
If you have any further questions or need additional information, contact the Burke County Public Information Line at 828-764-9168, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. After hours, weekends and holidays, please leave a message and your call will be answered as soon as staff returns. Or you can also visit the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.