COVID-19 cluster found in Waynesville

A COVID-19 cluster at Waynesville Pharmacy has been identified after five current or former employees there tested positive for the disease.

COVID-19 cluster identified at Cashiers church

The Jackson County Department of Public Health has identified a COVID-19 cluster in a local church. Eight individuals who attended a three-day revival on July 12-14 at the Cashiers Church of God have tested positive for COVID-19. All positive individuals are following isolation orders.

Haywood County reports two COVID-19 related deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting the first two COVID-19 associated deaths in Haywood County. Both individuals died on July 23, at two separate facilities in Haywood County. 

Let’s try to avoid pitfalls when school reopens

By Dale Carpenter • Guest Columnist | North Carolina public schools will reopen while the COVID-19 Pandemic is still with us and it is impossible to predict what will happen as we try to cope with the complexity of it all. Parents, educators and students are learning to adjust day by day to changing conditions. 

COVID-19: County cases continue to increase

Jackson County has seen a steady growth in active COVID-19 cases in the last week as an outbreak was reported at a local skilled nursing facility on July 17 and a cluster was announced at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on July 20. 

Coronavirus cluster found at Cherokee casino

Five employees at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee have tested positive for COVID-19, and the investigation is ongoing, according to the Jackson County Department of Public Health.

Turnaround time longer for COVID-19 test results

As more tests for COVID-19 pour into laboratories across the state, the time taken to get results continues to increase. 

Jackson County Schools plan for reopening

This week the debate has raged over whether — and how — to reopen schools next month. President Donald Trump has demanded that schools reopen, and yet some of the largest districts in the country, including Los Angeles and San Diego, have announced they will remain fully remote this fall, following a surge of cases and a reversal of reopening efforts in California. 

Two COVID-related deaths reported in Jackson

The Jackson County Department of Public Health has confirmed that two recent deaths in Jackson County residents are related to COVID-19.

Nonprofit grants available for COVID-19 relief

Nantahala Health Foundation has announced a call for grant proposals directed at regional nonprofits and governmental agencies with immediate needs, especially those magnified by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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