Eleven COVID-19 cases confirmed in two-day span

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Between May 20-21, Haywood County Public Health received notice of 11 more residents who tested positive for COVID-19, according to county news releases.

None of the 11 cases had out-of-state travel history. Six cases are related to a close family contact identified through the county’s contact tracing program, while two cases are indicative of community spread, one case is related to workplace transmission, and the other two individuals do not know how they contracted the coronavirus.

Community spread means that cases are occurring where the affected individuals don’t know where or when they were exposed. An individual can be infected for 2-14 days before showing symptoms.

“You or the person near you in the grocery store could be unknowingly carrying the virus and spreading it throughout the community,” the release said. “Basic steps like social distancing, wearing a mask, staying home if you are sick, and regular hand washing help to limit exposures and slow the spread.”

In the interest of patient privacy, further information about the cases is not being made public.

For more information on COVID-19, go online to The Mountaineer for local news developments, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for statewide information, and the Centers for Disease Control for national data.

Haywood residents can call the local coronavirus hotline at at 828-356-2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For assistance after-hours, call 2-1-1 or the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at 1-888-892-1162.

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The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse located at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital located at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Services, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County intends to sell the property for affordable housing for persons of low to moderate income per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital is authorized and conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall attach covenants or conditions to assure that the property will be put to public use for persons of low to moderate income. Persons wishing to be heard at the public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of the hearing including; (i) fixing the maximum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) providing for the designation of spokesmen for groups of persons supporting or opposing the same position, (iii) providing for the selection of delegates from groups of persons supporting or opposing the same positions when the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) providing for the maintenance of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.

This 1st day of June, 2020.

Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

No. 35453