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1/14/55 COVID-19 info from Foothills Health District

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Friday January 14, 2022, 1:03 PM

McDowell County Emergency Management

Advisory: 1/14/2022: Latest press release from Foothills Health District


The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 107 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Presently, there are 731 individuals in quarantine, 9,459 out of quarantine and 152 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 22.7%.

Due to recent increases in positive cases, Foothills Health District press releases have transitioned back to daily, Monday-Friday.  Additional information can be found on McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard and can be viewed by clicking the following link: http://www.mcdowellem.com/covid-19-information.html

COVID-19 Testing Information:
Upcoming testing locations and hours can be found by visiting:

McDowell County COVID-19 Testing Providers

  • Andor Labs: 1155 N. Main St Marion, NC (on the left side of the Lady Marian Plaza)
  • CVS Pharmacy: (828)652-4343, 555 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Prescription Pad of Marion: (828)659-9727, 1211 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • McDowell Medical Associates: (828)652-8727, 2293 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC
  • Mission My Care Now: (828)652-1400, 430 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC
  • Lake James Urgent Care: (828)707-7272

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Upcoming vaccination locations and hours can be found by visiting: http://www.mcdowellem.com/testing-and-vaccinations.html

The COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, 7 days a week.  Please call the hotline if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to get your vaccine. Vaccine appointments can also be booked online by visiting https://takemyshot.nc.gov/.  Homebound citizens who want the vaccine but are unable to reach a vaccination site are encouraged to contact the Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) to have the vaccine delivered and administered at their home.

McDowell County COVID-19 Vaccination Providers

  • CVS Pharmacy: (828)652-4343, 555 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Prescription Pad of Marion: (828)659-9727, 1211 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Ingles Pharmacy: (828)652-7105, 625 W. Henderson St, Marion, NC
  • Walmart Pharmacy: (828-652-1498, 2875 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC
  • McDowell County Health Department: (828)803-4552

Upcoming Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

  • Friday, January 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McDowell County Health Department.  To make an appointment, call the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552.

McDowell County Vaccine Doses Administered

  • First Doses: 24,720 (57% of residents ages 5 and older)
  • Second Doses: 23,111 (53% of residents ages 5 and older)
  • Booster Doses: 8,545

COVID-19 Outbreak Information:
Emergency Services and Public Health staff continue to offer assistance and logistical support to facilities that are experiencing current outbreaks of COVID-19. Outbreaks are defined by DHHS as:  two or more cases of COVID-19 in a congregate living facility within 28 days. The current outbreaks in McDowell County are:

  • Autumn Care of Marion:  a total of 6 staff members and 2 residents have tested positive.
  • Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation: a total of 4 staff members have tested positive.
  • Cedarbrook Residential: a total of 16 staff members and 6 residents have tested positive.
  • Marion Correctional Institute:  a total of 11 staff members and 35 inmates have tested positive.