Davie County’s free COVID-19 testing will continue in 2021 with a few changes. Beginning January 4, 2021, all testing will be conducted at Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville.
Testing will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be no testing on January 18 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Preregistration for testing is online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (877) 562-4850.
For more information, call 336-753-6540 or visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/.
The vaccine will eventually be available to anyone, but supplies are currently limited, so the state is issuing vaccinations in phases and by groups, according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen.
North Carolina is currently in Phase 1A, which includes healthcare workers working with COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers administering the vaccine, and long-term care staff and residents.
Cohen said North Carolina might move into Phase 1B in early January.
Below is the full breakdown of the state vaccination plan phases as detailed on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) website.
There is not enough vaccine for everyone in this phase to be vaccinated at the same time. Vaccinations will be available to groups in the following order.
Vaccinations will happen by group in the following order:
The Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Division of Public Health received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 21st. According to DCHHS Director Suzanne Wright, initial doses of the vaccine have been reserved for frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facilities as directed by the NCDHHS vaccine rollout plan. Additional groups will be served as the vaccine is available.
“Supplies will be limited at first. Independent state and federal public health advisory committees have determined that the best way to fight COVID-19 is to start first with vaccinations for those most at risk, reaching more people as the vaccine supply increases from January to June,” added Wright.
DCHHS held a drive-thru vaccine clinic for Phase 1A recipients on December 22 and began drive-thru clinics for both Phase 1A and Phase 1B recipients on December 23.
Another COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic will take place on Thursday, Dec. 31 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Davie County Health Department. This clinic is NOT OPEN to the general public and only available to individuals in Phase 1A and Phase 1B of the distribution prioritization plan.
Individuals who qualify for vaccination should arrive no earlier than 12:45 p.m. and should complete the Recipient Vaccination Questionnaire (download, print, and complete by clicking the link below) before arrival to allow the process to move more quickly.
Additional vaccine clinics will be held as the vaccine supply allows. To stay up-to-date on vaccine clinics, follow Davie County Government on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DavieCountyGovernment.
North Carolinians can now see how many people in each county have received the coronavirus vaccine.
The NC DHHS introduced a new online dashboard that tracks the number of administered vaccines by county residents and provides statewide vaccine data broken down by race, age, gender, and ethnicity. The data will be updated every Tuesday.
According to the dashboard, as of 8 p.m. on December 28th, 63,571 North Carolinians had received the first dose of the vaccine including 559 Davie County residents.
North Carolina’s information on people vaccinated comes from the COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (CVMS), a secure, web-based system provided for free to all who administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Please note: the data shown is preliminary and may change. There can be a 72-hour lag in data reported to NCDHHS. Data does not currently include vaccinations in long-term care facilities, as those are being managed by the federal government through a contract with CVS and Walgreens. NCDHHS is working with both companies to access and report this data.
For now, please keep practicing the 3 Ws: Wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands—until everyone has a chance to vaccinate.