We were notified this morning by the State Laboratory of Public Health that a person residing in Davie County has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Division of Public Health is investigating. DCHHS will work with those with COVID-19 to mitigate potential community spread, as they do with any communicable disease, and advise on appropriate monitoring and testing. The most recent county-by-county case count is available at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.
This site will be updated by NCDHHS today to reflect Davie County.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever and signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath). Individuals experiencing these symptoms are encouraged to contact their primary healthcare provider immediately.
People at high risk of COVID-19 include: infants; those over 65 years of age; or with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes; or with weakened immune systems.
DCHHS staff members have spent numerous hours educating and consulting with school personnel, medical providers, long-term care facilities, and day cares. Symptomatic residents are being directed, per the CDC guidance, to their primary care provider (PCP), emergency departments and urgent care facilities for testing. Screening criteria must be met before testing occurs.
We are asking all Davie County residents to continue taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources. Sources recommended by Davie County HHS include the following:
Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the following steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19:
Davie County has created a COVID-19 website for residents which has the most up-to-date information.
We have also created a COVID-19 hotline, which is manned by Public Health Nurses at 336-753-6750 or 753-6550.
Information and updates will be provided as they become available. In the meantime, we encourage you to also follow these Davie County Government social media sites for real-time updates.
John Eller, County Manager
Davie County Government
123 S. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028