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Coronavirus Updates

Posted on: April 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Media Briefing 4/2/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Information Contacts

April 2, 2021 Public Information Line: 828-764-9150

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 9735 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

• 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.

The COVID data dashboard will not be updated this Easter weekend but will be updated early on Monday, April 5.

The media briefings will only be distributed twice a week on Mondays and Fridays unless there is a rise in cases that warrants moving back to daily briefings.

Beginning April 7, all adults 16 and older will be eligible for vaccinations. This move is allowing the state and vaccine providers to continue to get vaccines into arms quickly and continue to reach underserved and historically marginalized populations.

Even though you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you will still need to practice the 3 W’s prevention for a while until more people receive the vaccine.

We appreciate your patience as we try to vaccinate those eligible and interested as fast as possible.

To find out more information about the State’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule please visit the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

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