COVID-19 INFORMATION (Novel Coronavirus)
On December 27, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated isolation and quarantine periods for the general population. To view the media statement, click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) is working to implement the updated guidance. At this time specific details about this update is very limited. We will keep everyone informed as the information becomes available.
The CDC is strengthening its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. Everyone ages 16 and older should get a booster shot either when it is 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
The emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and other prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. While there is much to learn about the Omicron variant, we do know that COVID-19 vaccines are our best tool to avoid serious illness & hospitalization.
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RCPH is also offering the vaccine to those 12-17 years of age (Pfizer) and the pediatric vaccine (Pfizer) to children 5-11 years of age.
The vaccine appointment line is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).
Please do your part to slow the spread of COVID...get vaccinated, wear a face covering indoors (no matter vaccination status), practice good hand and respiratory hygiene, get tested if you have symptoms, stay home from work or school if you have symptoms/test positive, etc. Help protect yourself and those around you.
We continue to strongly encourage that eligible individuals get vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is the best way for us to slow/stop the spread of COVID-19. RCPH continues to schedule vaccine appointments for individuals 12 years of age and older (Pfizer vaccine). Appointments can be made by calling the vaccine appointment line at 336-365-6110. The appointment line is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm (excluding holidays) as appointments are available.
To view the most current COVID-19 related data for NC and by county, check out the following provided by NCDHHS:
FEMA Video Details on COVID-19 Funeral Financial Assistance: FEMA created a public-facing training video published on YouTube that gives details on how FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses that were incurred after January 20, 2020. The video will help provide information on the requirements and process of applying for assistance. View the Video.
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