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Area Hospitals Limit Visitation to Avoid Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Area Hospitals Limit Visitation to Avoid Spread of Respiratory Viruses

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Randolph Hospital - Stock Photo - Acme News Archive ASHEBORO N.C. - Several local hospitals are limiting visitation in an attempt to limit the spread of respiratory viruses such as RSV and the flu. Citing concerns for the health and wellbeing of the community and the widespread prevalence of respiratory viruses such as RSV and flu among young children, several North Carolina health systems are putting in place policies restricting children 12 and under from visiting patients who are hospitalized. Those restrictions are set to go into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 16th 2022, at 7 a.m., and apply to hospitals that are part of the following health systems in North Carolina: Atrium Health Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist CaroMont Health Cone Health Novant Health Ran...
Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Today the Randolph County Department of Public Health announced they are now offering no-cost at-home COVID-19 antigen tests for the general public. Individuals may get one box of 5 tests per household. The at-home tests may be picked up between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, at the Randolph County Public Health Department: 2222-B South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, Should you have questions, call the COVID-19 hotline at: 336-318-6227.
Randolph Health Decreases Visitor Restrictions

Randolph Health Decreases Visitor Restrictions

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ASHEBORO N.C. –Randolph Health has announced they are implementing new visitation guidelines beginning today. In a press release the hospital says that "due to the decreased COVID-19 activity in the area and admission of COVID-19 patients to our inpatient areas, Randolph Health is implementing new visitation guidelines beginning on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7 a.m." New Visitation Guidelines Visiting Hours will be from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.Visitors must 12 years of age or older.Visitors should enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. The main Visitor Entrance will remain closed. Parking is available in the parking garage located at the corner of White Oak Street and Miller Street.Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms including a temperature check and symptom sur...
Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

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ASHEBORO N.C. - This week family, friends, and fellow co-worker are mourning the loss of Joey Thompson, who passed away peacefully at High Point Regional Hospital on Monday January 24th 2022, after a long and hard fight, with COVID-19. Thompson began working at the Randolph County 9-1-1 center in 2013 where he was known for his unique deep voice and playful sense of humor. Due to COVID restrictions the family decided to do a virtual service so all may honor him. The family respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers, money be sent to Caleb Thompson, his 9-year-old son in order to help with his education. . Please make out all donations to First National Bank C/O Belinda Culler savings on behalf of Caleb Thompson. #JoeyStrong Today, we mourn the loss of a dear friend ...
Fallen Hero: Battalion Chief Chris Hoover

Fallen Hero: Battalion Chief Chris Hoover

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Asheboro Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own today. Chris Hoover was with the department for 24 years rising to the rank of Battalion Chief while also a member of the Tabernacle Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, and Ash-Rand Rescue. Hoover sadly lost his battle with COVID-19 on January 8th 2022. On Sunday firefighters with Asheboro made the trip up to UNC Medical Center to bring back his casket. Along the route back fellow firefighters across the state came out to show their respect for our fallen hero. The Asheboro Fire Department issued the following press release today. Battalion Chief Chris Hoover with Asheboro Fire Department lost his hard-fought battle with Covid-19 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at UNC Medical i...
Pediatric Vaccine Available At Randolph Public Health But Parents Hesitant

Pediatric Vaccine Available At Randolph Public Health But Parents Hesitant

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ASHEBORO NC - Today, Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) announced they are now scheduling appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children aged 5 through 11. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for children 5 through 11 years of age on October 29th 201. According to the FDA website that authorization was based on the FDA’s thorough and transparent evaluation of the data that included input from independent advisory committee. The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children age 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study. Read more about the emergency use authorization and get more inf...
City of Asheboro Announces COVID-19 Housing And Utility Assistance Program

City of Asheboro Announces COVID-19 Housing And Utility Assistance Program

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ASHEBORO NC (CITY OF ASHEBORO) - United Way of Randolph County, in partnership with the City of Asheboro and the North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division, is pleased to announce a program to provide temporary rent, mortgage or utility payment assistance to households who have suffered economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the program was made available through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the federal CARES Act of 2020. Eligible households must be located within the City of Asheboro Corporate Limits. Applicants will need to complete an application and provide documentation of an economic hardship related to COVID-19. Assistance is limited to low/moderate income households; more information on eligibility a...
Randolph County Public Health Now Scheduling Booster Appointments

Randolph County Public Health Now Scheduling Booster Appointments

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ASHEBORO NC – The Randolph County Public Health announced today that they are now scheduling booster appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The department is following the CDC guidelines which recommends vaccine boosters for the following groups. Individuals 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settingsIndividuals aged 50-64 with certain underlying conditionsIndividuals aged 18-49 with certain underlying conditionsIndividuals aged 18-64 at high risk to COVID-19 exposure due to occupational or institutional setting The Pfizer single booster vaccine has to be given at least six months after the second dose. Those eligible can make an appointment by calling the appointment line is at 336-365-6110 between 8:30 AMand 4 PM.
RCPH Joins Summer Cash Cards Program As Vaccine Incentives Grow

RCPH Joins Summer Cash Cards Program As Vaccine Incentives Grow

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ASHEBORO NC – the list of incentives is growing for anyone hasn't gotten their first COVID-19 vaccine, Randolph County Public Health announced they will be giving out a limited number of $25 Summer Cash Cards, starting on August 5th. UPDATE: On August 4th Randolph County Public Health announced that the amount of the Summer cash cards being offered has been increased from $25 to $100. (All the same rules and restrictions still apply) To be eligible you must be at least 18 years-old and be getting your first COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re getting your second dose you’re not eligible. Gift cards will also be given to anyone who drives someone to the health department to get the vaccine. Drivers must be over 18 years-old and can’t be getting compensated for the ride (sorry Uber, Lyft...

Randolph County Schools Drops Face Masks Requirement

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Rawpixel.com via Adobe Stock ASHEBORO NC - On July 19th, 2021, the Randolph County School board voted to drop its individual mask mandate for all staff, students, and members of the community. that the Randolph County Board of Education has no individual mask mandate. Failure to wear a mask on the property of the Randolph County Board of Education or at a school in the Randolph County School System will not be considered a violation of Board policy or school rules. All students, staff, and community members are encouraged to make their own decisions respecting their personal health and to choose whether to wear masks. Any harassment, discrimination, bullying, or intimidation based on any person’s decision to wear or not to wear a mask will not be tolerated.Adopted by the Randolph Co...