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Monday, June 1, 2020

Yancey County Numbers

Tested: 653
Negative: 619
Pending: 19
Positive (Active): 5
Recovered: 10

Drive thru clinics at Bakersville and Celo Health Centers

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Yancey County Numbers

Tested: 614
Negative: 579
Pending: 21
Positive (active): 4
Recovered: 10
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Yancey County Numbers

Tested: 608
Negative: 567
Pending: 27
Positive: 4 active
Recovered: 10

During the past 44 days, Yancey County School (YCS) have served 25,120 breakfasts and 24,583 lunches for a total of 49,703 meals served.

State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Leader Update (excerpts)

COVID-19 Relief Funding: Governor Roy Cooper announced that $85.4 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties will be disbursed this week. Three large counties, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake, have already received funds directly from the federal government, and 59 other counties that have completed certification will receive funds this week from the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). By state law, the 97 remaining counties will receive a base amount of $250,000, with more distributed by population. This quick disbursement of funds was coordinated by the state Office of State Budget and Management and the new North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NC PRO).
 
Counties have the flexibility to share monies with their municipalities as county commissioners deem appropriate and are encouraged to do so. The full distribution of funds is listed here by county, along with instructions to counties about how the funds may be used. For questions about how CRF funds may be used, go to the NCPRO website for more information.
 
New federal guidance was also released last week regarding the ability of CRF to cover FEMA-Public Assistance (PA) match. In North Carolina, generally the State covers the 25% match portion for local governments. In order to make federal funds stretch the farthest, the initial guidance has been revised. For expenses that are eligible for both FEMA-PA and CRF reimbursement, FEMA-PA should be used first. NC PRO has put together an FAQ on this. 
 
NCPRO has also updated their Funding Sources for Local Governments document to include the Provider Relief Funds from US Health and Human Services as well as the updated FEMA match information.
 
DPS Division of Prisons Offender Transfers Resumes: The Division of Prisons has resumed a limited number of transfers of offenders to make room for other offenders sentenced to state prison. The movement of offenders currently housed in state prisons is being done in phases to prepare for the gradual reopening of the courts and the removal of a moratorium on the acceptance of prison-sentenced offenders from the county jails. Learn more.
 
Spanish Translations:  During this time, it is imperative to keep everyone informed about what is going on in our state. Governor Cooper’s administration has been working to get information and resources translated for the Spanish speaking population in our state. Many of the Governor’s press conferences, press releases, and executive orders are available in Spanish. Resources are also available in Spanish on the DHHS website
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Yancey County Numbers​

588 Tested
561 Negative
15 Pending &
2 Active Positives
10 recovered

State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Leader Update (excerpts)

  • Operation Push Pack - Region D Long Term Care Facilities should begin to receive push packages from the State on or about 1 June 2020

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C):  NCDHHS is reporting its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. While children generally experience mild symptoms with COVID-19, recently a possible link has been found between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease in some children and teenagers who have current or recent infections. The first reports of this syndrome came from the United Kingdom in late April. Cases in the United States were first reported in New York City in early May.

    NCDHHS has requested reporting of suspected cases of MIS-C from all health care providers. The Department is also monitoring for possible cases using existing surveillance systems and will include this in the weekly surveillance report going forward. To protect the family’s privacy, the patient’s age and other specific information about the case will not be released.
    More information about MIS-C can be found at: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-announces-first-reported-case-mis-c-north-Carolina
     
     
  • Cash Assistance Program:  A Press release issued on May 22 for one-time payment to families with children in Work First Cash Assistance Program. All Work First Cash Assistance families that received a benefit in April and had one or more children in their household will receive a supplement of $265 per child for more than 17,000 children.

  • NC Pandemic Recovery Office: the N.C. Office of State Budget Management (OSBM) established the N.C. Pandemic Recovery Office (NC PRO) to oversee and coordinate funds made available to the State under federal COVID-19 recovery legislation, which includes the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that was established by Congress in the CARES Act. 

  • COVID19 Testing Sites: North Carolinians can continue to go online to find a testing site on the DHHS website at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing. The list is updated regularly as testing sites may shift in the coming weeks. There are more than 200 sample site locations in 54 North Carolina counties, some at no cost to the test taker. Doctors and clinicians may also do in-office testing.

  • Spanish Translations:  During this time, it is imperative to keep everyone informed about what is going on in our state. Governor Cooper’s administration has been working to get information and resources translated for the Spanish speaking population in our state. Many of the Governor’s press conferences, press releases, and executive orders are available in Spanish. Resources are also available in Spanish on the DHHS website
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Espanol: Recursos e Información acerca del COVID-19

Yancey County Numbers​

579 Tested
558 Negative
10 Pending
1 Active case
10 Recovered

Governor's Update

  • ​By the end of this week, the N.C. Office of State Budget & Management’s newly formed Pandemic Recovery Office  will have processed payments totaling $85 million for 59 counties to help pay for health and public safety officials, telemedicine, personal protective equipment and more.
Friday, May 22, 2020

Espanol: Recursos e Información acerca del COVID-19

Yancey County Numbers​

569 Tested
2 Active Positive
8 Recovered Positive
552 Negative
7 Pending

North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22 and runs through at least Friday, June 26 unless changed or canceled.

Although the state’s overall key indicators remain stable, the continued increases in daily case counts signals a need to take a more modest step forward in Phase 2 than originally envisioned.
 

 

 

Special Needs Concerns

NCEM Guidance on considerations of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs for COVID-19 (audience is emergency planners)

Information from North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services on COVID-19

Autism Society of NC 

5 Things to Know about Coronavirus and People with Disabilities (Forbes, 3/8/20) 

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 

 Rocky Mountain ADA blog 

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