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Salisbury Sheetz temporarily closed after three employees test positive

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Sheetz location in Salisbury has temporarily shut down after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for ... Read more

16 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

A symbol of hope: Wallace Cancer Institute opens this week for patients

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Wednesday, the first scheduled patients will walk through the glass doors of the Wallace Cancer Institute and begin ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Ester Marsh column — Regular exercise routine

Have you been able to get in a regular exercise routine? Having phase 2 extended for another five weeks is absolutely challenging. We finally have ... Read more

2 days ago by Ester Marsh.

David Freeze column: Robin and Isaac no more; meet Charles Newsome

Sometimes things just don’t work out. I had mentioned earlier that the hot and humid days of summer are hardest for exercise beginners if at ... Read more

2 days ago by David Freeze.

Salisbury VA Community Living Center outbreak now considered over

SALISBURY — State and county health officials on Friday confirmed that the outbreak at the W. G. Hefner VA Community Living Center is now considered ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

New COVID-19 outbreak grows at Salisbury nursing home

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 13 cases at the Autumn Care of Salisbury were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 24. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Autumn Care becomes newest site of COVID-19 outbreak

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Wednesday reported a new nursing home outbreak at Autumn Care of Salisbury. The ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Recoveries rise in addition to 29 new positives

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 29 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rowan County, but recoveries continue to rise. The increase ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Gotta’ Run: Humidity and other updates

Running is a daily struggle right now with the oppressive south Florida-style humidity. On a recent morning, I planned to do 5-6 miles but tempered ... Read more

1 week ago by David Freeze.

Dr. Chris Magryta column — Coronavirus update

By Dr. Chris Magryta Rowan Pediatric Associates Latest numbers show that, on balance, COVID-19 incidence is rising rapidly in certain parts of the nation while ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Thousands of negative tests added to local COVID-19 total

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following the addition of thousands of previously uncounted negative tests, Rowan County’s rate of positive cases stood at 9.37% ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local restaurant already struggling worries about effects of alcohol order

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The governor’s order to halt the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m. is effective Friday. And while a significant ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan most prevalent among white residents over 65

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Most deaths from COVID-19 in the county have been among white residents over the age of 65, according to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to provide more accurate look at COVID-19 case positive rate

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials are working to give a once-a-week statistic about the percent of positive COVID-19 cases, which aims ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

United Way awards grants to health department, Nazareth Child and Family Connection

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way last week awarded more grants from its COVID-19 Relief Fund that will go toward ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Doctor from Salisbury helps family with nonprofit while living in Chicago

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One Salisbury native may have taken his medical talents to Chicago, but he’s helping his family make an impact ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: Back to school

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates I thought that it would be useful to discuss teachers and risk moving forward. Teachers are about to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

County sees new COVID-19 outbreaks at group homes, clarifies miscommunication

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials on Friday released the names of two local group homes where five cases of COVID-19 have been ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

UPDATE: County says child care facility notified health department of positive case

SALISBURY — Following publication of the initial version of this story, county spokesperson TJ Brown told the Post Friday morning Cornerstone Child Development Center reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan’s COVID-19 deaths continue to grow outside of nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One local resident not associated with a congregate care facility has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County sees another modest increase in cases; releases testing site information

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, fewer than 10 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the county after ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Locals hopeful program will help mitigate fresh food insecurity

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One local organization is hopeful that the success of this year’s farmers market and more vouchers allotted to WIC ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: Melanoma awareness

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but it is by far not the most common. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

County breaks month-long streak of double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Saturday broke Rowan County’s nearly month-long trend of double-digit increases in new cases after nine additional cases were reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County records more than 100 COVID-19 recoveries this week

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For about a month, Rowan County has seen daily double-digit increases in total COVID-19 cases. But the number of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Amid weeks-long trend of double-digit positives, active cases decrease in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 38 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, continuing a weeks-long trend of double-digit ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Midweek COVID-19 increase comes with big improvements in recoveries, hospitalizations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Wednesday reported an additional 27 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the county, but that number ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan ranks 73 out of 100 in state for overall health, says State of the County Health Report

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Alyssa Harris, the county’s community health manager, presented some grim statistics Monday that show a decrease in the county’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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