Corona Virus Response

The Yadkin County Human Services Agency is working closely with state and other local officials in preparation for any potential cases of corona virus, or COVID-19. Agency offices are receiving regular, daily guidance from state officials in regards to testing, tracking, and reporting of any cases within the County. Regular guidance has been received and shared with local community clinicians. These types of responses are outlined in agency plans and protocols, which are updated regularly and as needed based on the event or guidance from state officials. The Agency has had team meetings to discuss information shared by partners and outline any plans or protocols where more than one agency may be involved or affected.

Any persons under investigation will be asked to self-monitor from home until the test results have been received. If someone does test positive, an isolation order may be appropriate and contact tracing will take place. As of April 3, 2020 at 9:11 am, Yadkin County has 6 positive cases.

Recommendations from the Agency to prevent spread include: properly and adequately washing hands, staying home if you are sick for feel unwell, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow if possible. If you use a tissue, make sure you are washing your hands or using hand sanitizer after each use. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Items that are frequently touched, or appeared to be soiled, should be cleaned and disinfected. Social distancing is also a good tool to use when preventing the spread of disease. If you are able, avoid larger groups, events, or outings. Do not visit places or people who are medically fragile such as long term care facilities or nursing homes. Click here to learn about signs and symptoms of Coronavirus.

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If you would like more information, the Human Services Agency recommends getting this from reputable sources such as the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) or the Center for Disease Control (CDC). To get more information from these sources, please visit the following websites:

Recommendations for Cleaning

The CDC recommends using products that have been registered with the EPA with novel virus claims. These products must be used according to manufacturer’s instructions. A full list of products that have been registered with the EPA with novel virus claims can be found here.  For additional cleaning information view the Guidance for Environmental Cleaning.

If anyone would like additional information or have questions, please feel free to contact virusinfo@yadkincountync.gov or call 336-849-7999.

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Governor’s Updates

For the latest NC Updates and Executive Orders, please visit NC DHHS website.

On, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper signed executive order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety purposes. This will take effect at 5 pm, on Monday, March 30, 2020.

On March 23, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 120, which:

  • Closes K-12 public school statewide through May 15, 2020
  • Bans mass gatherings over 50 people
  • Closes gyms, movie theaters, sweepstakes parlors, bingo parlors (including Bingo sites operated by charitable organizations), health clubs and other similar facilities
  • Closes barber shops, beauty salons (including waxing and hair removal centers), hair salons, nail salons/manicure/pedicure providers, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors

This will take affect 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect for 30 days and shall remain unless repealed or replaced by another applicable Executive Order. School closures under this Executive Order are in effect through Friday, May 15, 2020.

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cooper announced NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina as a resource for people to call for assistance related to the Coronavirus. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 for assistance. This is a statewide service that can refer people to organizations in their community that are helping with health and human service resources. 

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