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Health Department Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing To Public

Health Department Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing To Public

The Wayne County Health Department will be offering free rapid COVID-19 testing starting Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 210 Dixie Trail in Goldsboro. Testing will be first come, first served in a drive through setting. Individuals will enter the parking lot at 210 Dixie Trail in…read more »

Health Department To Administer Pfizer Boosters To High-Risk Groups

Health Department To Administer Pfizer Boosters To High-Risk Groups

Starting Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the Wayne County Health Department will begin administering booster shots to strengthen and extend protections against severe COVID-19 illness. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have authorized a booster Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) vaccine to those who have been vaccinated for six months and are at…read more »

COVID Strains County Resources As Officials Make Plans For Booster Vaccine Doses

COVID Strains County Resources As Officials Make Plans For Booster Vaccine Doses

The coronavirus continues to circulate and it doesn’t appear it’s going away anytime soon.  Thursday afternoon, Wayne County Government hosted its second online COVID Connection, bringing together local leaders and health experts to give an update on the virus that has left thousands dead in North Carolina.  Wayne UNC Health Care President and CEO Dr.…read more »

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Most coronavirus deaths are preventable.  That’s the message from state and local health officials as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in North Carolina due to the delta variant.  Wayne County Health Department Medical Director Dr. James Stackhouse gave an update on the latest COVID trends at Tuesday’s county board meeting. Stackhouse says the county…read more »

COVID-19 Connection Call Lets Public Hear From Local Experts

COVID-19 Connection Call Lets Public Hear From Local Experts

The coronavirus and its variants will likely be with us for some time.  Wayne County launched a new COVID-19 Connection call event on Thursday, bringing together local leaders and experts to talk about the latest developments with the ongoing pandemic.  Wayne County Health Director Dr. Brenda Weis says they’re administering about 125 vaccine doses per…read more »

Wayne County Health Department To Offer Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Wayne County Health Department To Offer Rapid COVID-19 Testing

With a rise in COVID-19 cases across North Carolina, the Wayne County Health Department will be offering rapid COVID-19 testing, by appointment only, starting Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Testing will be done outside of the building, and residents who are being tested should not go inside. CDC guidelines recommend COVID-19 testing for: People who have…read more »

Health Department Urges Vaccination To Protect Against Delta Variant

Health Department Urges Vaccination To Protect Against Delta Variant

As of Wednesday, 31% of Wayne County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The delta variant has been seen in most NC counties, and the CDC has announced that over 50% of all new COVID-19 infections in the United States are from this variant of the virus. The delta variant of COVID-19 is more contagious…read more »

Leaders Push To Administer More Vaccine Shots In Wayne County

Leaders Push To Administer More Vaccine Shots In Wayne County

The coronavirus is still circulating in the community, and officials are pushing for more residents to get vaccinated. During the Operation Unite Goldsboro Community Roundtable held Thursday, Wayne UNC Health Care President and CEO Dr. Jessie Tucker said they’ve seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases, included several young people sick with the virus. Tucker says…read more »

Health Communication Specialist Joins United Way & Health Department Mission

Health Communication Specialist Joins United Way & Health Department Mission

The United Way of Wayne County has been a partner with Wayne County’s Health Department, through the Helping Hands Partnership, since the Summer of 2020. Through this collaboration, the UWWC has been able to make a substantial impact on the lives of residents of the Wayne County community. These two organizations share a common goal…read more »

Kresge Foundation Grant Supports Telehealth, Student Learning In Dudley

Kresge Foundation Grant Supports Telehealth, Student Learning In Dudley

The Wayne County Health Department was awarded a Kresge Foundation grant in the amount of $27,000 to help support rural families through telehealth and remote learning opportunities for students. In an effort to fulfill their mission of promoting human progress, the Kresge Foundation has been awarding grants for more than 80 years.  “I’ve had the…read more »

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