Tag Archives: COVID-19

Wayne County Health Dept. To Close COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Annex

Wayne County Health Dept. To Close COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Annex

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Health Department has been a leader in providing free testing and vaccinations to residents across the area. With tests and vaccines readily available through providers in the community, and the demand at our annex diminishing, the Health Department will begin downsizing COVID-19 operations at our Grantham…read more »

Fauci Tests Positive; 1,000 In NC Hospitalized; 156 Active Cases In Wayne County

Fauci Tests Positive; 1,000 In NC Hospitalized; 156 Active Cases In Wayne County

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 81-year-old Fauci is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. He is experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms. That’s all according to a statement from the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday. Fauci has not…read more »

Deadline To Apply For Business Recovery Grants Is Wednesday

Deadline To Apply For Business Recovery Grants Is Wednesday

The deadline for Wayne County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program (BRG) is Wednesday, June 1. BRG will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered an economic loss of at least 20 percent during the pandemic. BRG is funded by…read more »

FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

(AP) – U.S. regulators are allowing people 50 and older to get another booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision aims to offer extra protection to the most vulnerable in case the virus rebounds. The FDA said Tuesday that age group can seek a fourth dose at…read more »

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

(GDN) – The Centers for Disease Control says on a scale of Low, Medium or High, Wayne County’s COVID-19 levels are Medium. That’s the latest standings in the community as of March 17, 2022. Health officials say if you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need…read more »

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

With the two-year anniversary of Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 state of emergency declaration this Thursday, March 10th, the entire House Republican Caucus today sent a letter organized by Majority Leader John Bell to the Governor calling on him to end his emergency order and allow the state to move forward. “After two years of executive orders…read more »

15,000 N-95 Respirator Masks Made Available

15,000 N-95 Respirator Masks Made Available

Rebuilding Broken Places CDC (RBPCDC) announced the distribution of 15,000 N-95 respirator masks to Wayne County churches, organizations and citizens. RBPCDC was selected by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the public health school of Harvard University that is considered a preeminent school of public health in the world. John Barnes, CEO, Rebuilding…read more »

Mask Optional Policy Begins Next Week

Mask Optional Policy Begins Next Week

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mask-wearing inside most North Carolina state government buildings will become optional starting next Monday through an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper’s order announced on Tuesday applies to his Cabinet-level agencies and other offices that have specifically chosen to participate in the policy. Cooper attributes the changes to improving COVID-19…read more »

NC positive tests, hospitalizations soar in holiday weekend

NC positive tests, hospitalizations soar in holiday weekend

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health data shows that positive COVID-19 test rates and hospitalizations soared during the long holiday weekend. The state Department of Health and Human Services released figures on Tuesday following several days away. They show that almost 22% of tests performed on Sunday were positive. News outlets report the rate…read more »