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With COVID statistics still concerning, local health experts weigh in on the safety of gatherings

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 remains a threat for Rowan Countians, local health experts are weighing in on safety measures for large gatherings and events. Dr. ... Read more

19 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

SALISBURY — Now 24 days through September, Rowan County has seen at least 44 residents die from COVID-19, according to North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has fired up grills in its parking lot 100 or more times to raise money for employee needs or nonprofits, ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported four new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents, bringing the death tally ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Stage set for COVID-19 booster shots

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writers The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

A third of workers in Cooper order not vaccinated

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

State reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, 18 this week

SALISBURY — With 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, Rowan County’s COVID-19 fatalities reached 387 since the start of the pandemic. Dates of death vary, but ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan grow to 378 since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — With one new death reported, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities since the start of the pandemic grew on Tuesday to 378. It’s ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

375 employees noncompliant with Novant Health’s vaccination requirement

SALISBURY — Novant Health says 375 of its 35,000 staff members are noncompliant with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Novant Health operates Rowan Medical Center as ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Seven new COVID-19 fatalities bring September death toll to 27

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths continued to come several at a time on Monday when state health officials reported seven new fatalities among local residents. The ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths

SALISBURY — COVID-19 cases in Rowan County continued to decline last week as data showed 12 news deaths attributed to the virus. Six of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Outside experts back COVID-19 booster shots only for seniors, high-risk individuals

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

For second day in a row, six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan County

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported six COVID-19 deaths among Rowan ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

September COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County grows to 14

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s September COVID-19 death toll grew to 14 on Wednesday when the state reported six new deaths. The new deaths come as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Opposition fast and furious against Biden’s vaccine rules

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan grow to 358 as positives, hospitalizations slow down

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll grew by 11 this week as the number of positives reported daily and hospitalizations appeared to slow down. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Biden: Employers with more than 100 workers must require vaccinations or tests

By Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Eight Rowan Countians died from COVID-19 in first six days of September

SALISBURY — The first six days of September brought eight COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, according data updated Thursday. All of those were unvaccinated people ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

With long emergency department waits, Novant Health brings back drive-thru COVID testing

SALISBURY — With an overwhelmed emergency department and long waits for COVID-19 tests, Novant Health on Wednesday returned to an early pandemic staple — drive-thru ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Rowan continue growing

SALISBURY— The state’s weekly update on Tuesday showed a growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Rowan County’s congregate living facilities. The N.C. Department of Health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Panthers guard to miss Jets game because of COVID-19

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Panthers starting right guard John Miller has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Carolina’s home opener on Sunday ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Sports.

Ask Us: Why did Rowan Medical Center bring in temporary morgue trailer?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

As COVID-19 deaths continue rising, August becomes deadliest month since January

SALISBURY — Thirty-one Rowan County residents died from COVID-19 in August, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Nine of the 31 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

August COVID-19 deaths up to 28 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The August COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County increased to 28 on Thursday when state health officials reported three more fatalities. All three ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan County’s COVID-19 case total ranks No. 1 in state

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department says local spikes in cases and hospitalizations show one of the fastest accelerations of COVID-19 spread in North ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

For local schools, COVID-19 quarantines, infections vary

SALISBURY — Classes for the 2021-2022 year are underway in all local public and private schools, and COVID-19 is affecting each one differently. Kannapolis City ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Outbreaks, COVID-19 clusters in RSS-schools continue rising

SALISBURY — Local COVID-19 clusters and outbreaks are continuing to climb, with the Rowan County Detention Center representing the largest outbreak and Rowan-Salisbury Schools recording ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Three new deaths bring Rowan County to 25 COVID-19 fatalities in August

SALISBURY — Three Rowan County residents died from COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the August death toll to 25. The fatalities were reported with Monday’s N.C. Department ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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