COVID-19 Update (August 18, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (August 18, 2021) — Here is the COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, August 18, 2021. “Due to the rising number of COVID cases in our community, we will resume updates on Mondays and Wednesdays.” – Caldwell County Health Department

FREE TESTING is available at the Caldwell County Health Department. Call 828-426-8400 to schedule a same-day appointment. For information about other testing providers, visit the NC DHHS Test Site Finder.

To schedule a FREE COVID VACCINE appointment, call 828-426-8400, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
** SAME DAY appointments may be available**

5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant

1. Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains.

2. Unvaccinated people are at risk.

3. Delta could lead to ‘hyperlocal outbreaks.’

4. There is still more to learn about Delta.

5. Vaccination is the best protection against Delta.

“The predominant COVID-19 strain has put the focus back on prevention.”

“The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.”