Cleveland County Public Health Center

Cleveland County Public Health Center It is the mission of the health department to to protect the health of the citizens of Cleveland County, North Carolina through education and prevention.
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Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/17/2020As of today, there have been a total of 621 cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland Cou...
07/17/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/17/2020

As of today, there have been a total of 621 cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County. Of these, 139 are currently active and 482 have recovered and are released from isolation. There are currently 15 COVID-19 cases who are hospitalized and we have had a total of 10 COVID-related deaths in the county.

To view the number of cases in Cleveland County by ZIP code, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard, scroll down to the “county map by cases” and select “ZIP code.” You may select the ZIP code you would like to view from the map or you may type a ZIP code into the “search by ZIP code” box. This will display the total number of cases and deaths in the specified ZIP code. The ZIP code feature of the map is not compatible with Internet Explorer. You may use Edge, Chrome or Firefox, or access it from any smartphone or tablet device.

You can’t protect them from regretful wardrobe decisions. You can help protect them from meningococcal meningitis.Starti...
07/17/2020

You can’t protect them from regretful wardrobe decisions. You can help protect them from meningococcal meningitis.

Starting August 1, 2020, proof of a booster dose of Meningococcal vaccine must be submitted to your child’s school to attend 12th grade. Any time after their 16th birthday, students can get the required vaccine, available at both the Cleveland County Public Health Center (no appointment required) or your doctor’s office. Students 16 years of age with an insurance card may sign for the vaccine without a guardian at the Cleveland County Public Health Center.

July is the hottest month of the year and has been the worst for #heatstroke deaths. Help prevent another tragedy by nev...
07/17/2020

July is the hottest month of the year and has been the worst for #heatstroke deaths. Help prevent another tragedy by never leaving a young child in a car, even for a moment. #CheckForBaby #HeatstrokeKills

COVID-19 Resources for Renters
07/16/2020

COVID-19 Resources for Renters

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/15/20As of today, there have been a total of 558 cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland Count...
07/15/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/15/20

As of today, there have been a total of 558 cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County. Of these, 115 are currently active and 443 have recovered and are released from isolation. There are currently 15 COVID-19 cases who are hospitalized and we have had a total of 9 COVID-related deaths in the county.

To view the number of cases in Cleveland County by ZIP code, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard, scroll down to the “county map by cases” and select “ZIP code.” You may select the ZIP code you would like to view from the map or you may type a ZIP code into the “search by ZIP code” box. This will display the total number of cases and deaths in the specified ZIP code. The ZIP code feature of the map is not compatible with Internet Explorer. You may use Edge, Chrome or Firefox, or access it from any smartphone or tablet device.

The Foothills Farmers' Market is at the Health Department today until 1pm. An assortment of produce and meats are availa...
07/14/2020

The Foothills Farmers' Market is at the Health Department today until 1pm. An assortment of produce and meats are available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/13/20Effective today, the Cleveland County Public Health Center will begin providing ...
07/13/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/13/20

Effective today, the Cleveland County Public Health Center will begin providing COVID-19 updates using a combination of data available from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) as well as data collected on a local level to give you the best overall picture of the status of COVID-19 in Cleveland County.

We are experiencing widespread community transmission of COVID-19 throughout the county and we strongly encourage residents to practice the 3 W’s of wearing a face covering, waiting six feet apart, and washing your hands every time you leave home. By taking these simple steps, you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

To view the NC DHHS data in more detail, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/cases and select Cleveland County from the drop down menu.

Don't forget that the Foothills Farmer's Market will be at the Cleveland County Health Department tomorrow from 9am-1pm....
07/13/2020

Don't forget that the Foothills Farmer's Market will be at the Cleveland County Health Department tomorrow from 9am-1pm.

Come out and support the local vendors!

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/10/202048 New Positive Cases since last update on Wednesday.Total Active Cases increa...
07/10/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/10/2020

48 New Positive Cases since last update on Wednesday.

Total Active Cases increased by 13, from 98 to 111.

Please Share!Free Cloth Mask Distribution Event Today!
07/09/2020

Please Share!

Free Cloth Mask Distribution Event Today!

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/8/202036 New Positive Cases since last update on Monday.Total Active Cases increased ...
07/08/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/8/2020

36 New Positive Cases since last update on Monday.

Total Active Cases increased by 6, from 92 to 98.

PLEASE SHARE! Free Drive-Thru Mask Distribution Event this Thursday, July 9th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at the LeGrand Center...
07/08/2020

PLEASE SHARE!

Free Drive-Thru Mask Distribution Event this Thursday, July 9th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at the LeGrand Center. Masks are cloth and washable. While supplies last. Limit 5 masks per vehicle.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
07/08/2020
FDA Updates on Hand Sanitzers with Methanol

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in alerting consumers of adverse health effects associated with methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers. The warning follows CDC reports of seven people in New Mexico who experienced serious health events, including permanent blindness and death, due to purportedly ingesting methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers or rubs manufactured in Mexico.

Unlike ethanol (also referred to as ethyl alcohol) or isopropanol, which are active ingredients in most commercially available alcohol-based hand sanitizers or rubs, methanol is a toxic alcohol that can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed. No alcohol-based hand sanitizers should ever be ingested.

The FDA is working with manufacturers and distributors on a voluntary recall of products that are contaminated with a significant amount of methanol. The agency has also issued a warning to consumers and health care providers that there has been a sharp increase in products, manufactured in Mexico, that are labeled to contain ethanol but that have tested positive for methanol contamination.

The CDC had issued the following recommendations for the public:
• Do not swallow any alcohol-based hand sanitizer or rub. These chemicals are not intended for human consumption and can lead to serious health issues, including death.
• Check your alcohol-based hand sanitizer or rub against the FDA’s testing and manufacturer’s recalls list. If your product is on this list, stop using the product and dispose of it immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers; do not flush or pour them down the drain.
• Only use hand sanitizers for their intended purpose – to clean hands.
• Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers out of reach of children and supervise their use.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you have swallowed alcohol-based hand sanitizer or are experiencing symptoms from repeated use of these products on your skin, and contact your poison center (1-800-222-1222) for advice. Signs and symptoms include headache, blurred vision or blindness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of coordination and decreased alertness.

Along with wearing a face covering and waiting six feet from others, hand washing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Use soap and water whenever they are available to wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or nose blowing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60 percent ethanol.

Read the CDC’s official health advisory or visit www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol to view the FDA’s full list of testing and manufacturing recalls.

FDA Warns consumers and healthcare professionals of Hand Sanitizers contaminated with Methanol

07/07/2020

Cleveland County Reports Seventh Death Related to COVID-19

SHELBY, NC – The Cleveland County Health Department is sad to report the seventh death associated with COVID-19 in Cleveland County.

The individual, who passed on July 6, 2020, was in the 25-49 age range and had an underlying health condition. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this individual will be released.

“My thoughts and prayers are with this individual’s family,” Cleveland County Health Director Tiffany Hansen said. “My heart is heavy today as we announce yet another death of a Cleveland County resident. It feels as though we are losing one community member after another to this relentless virus. This marks our seventh COVID-related death and our fifth death in just two short weeks.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people two (2) years of age and older wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings serve as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with evidence that shows cloth face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.

“COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. That’s why it’s important for everyone to wear cloth face coverings in public settings and practice social distancing,” Cleveland County Deputy Health Director DeShay Oliver said. “We want to support and empower our community members to wear a cloth face covering by hosting a free cloth mask distribution event.”

Cleveland County will be hosting a free cloth mask drive-thru distribution event on Thursday, July 9 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the LeGrand Center located at 1800 E Marion St, Shelby. A pack of five (5) cloth masks will be distributed to each vehicle that drives through while supplies last.

“We have just under 50,000 masks and we hope to give them all out at this event. Masks have already been distributed to groups such as the Life Enrichment Center, Senior Center and Cleveland County Schools’ meal distribution sites in an effort to reach some of our more vulnerable populations and meet some immediate needs,” said Oliver.

The Foothills Farmers Market is here at the Health Department today until 1pm. We have blueberries, blackberries, peache...
07/07/2020

The Foothills Farmers Market is here at the Health Department today until 1pm.

We have blueberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes!

Come check it out!

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/6/202061 New Positive Cases since last update on Thursday.Total Active Cases increase...
07/06/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/6/2020

61 New Positive Cases since last update on Thursday.

Total Active Cases increased by 17, from 75 to 92.

07/06/2020
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Cleveland County Reports Sixth Death Related to COVID-19

SHELBY, NC – The Cleveland County Health Department is sad to report the sixth death associated with COVID-19 in Cleveland County.

The individual, who passed on July 5, 2020, was over the age of sixty-five (65) and had multiple underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this individual will be released.

“I am deeply saddened to share another Cleveland County resident has passed from COVID-19,” Cleveland County Health Director Tiffany Hansen said. “My thoughts and prayers are with this individual’s family. This has been a very tough couple of weeks for our community with four COVID-related deaths within the past two weeks.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among COVID-19 cases, the most common underlying health conditions are cardiovascular disease (32%), diabetes (30%), and chronic lung disease (18%). Hospitalizations are six (6) times higher and deaths twelve (12) times higher among those with reported underlying conditions compared with those with none reported.

“Although most people experience mild to moderate symptoms, COVID-19 can result in severe disease including hospitalization, admission to an intensive care unit, and death; especially among older adults and those with underlying health conditions,” Cleveland County Deputy Health Director DeShay Oliver said. “Everyone can take actions such as wearing a cloth face covering, waiting six feet apart, and washing their hands to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at higher risk from severe illness. By taking these simple steps, we can play an important role and fulfill a civic duty to protect our community.”

As of today, there have been a total of three hundred ninety-three (393) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County. Of these, ninety-two (92) are currently active, and two hundred ninety-five (295) have completed their isolation period and recovered.

To view the Cleveland County COVID-19 case count update on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, visit www.clevelandcounty.com, click on “County Departments,” select “Health Department,” and then click on “Coronavirus Information.” You can also receive COVID-19 updates by following the Cleveland County Health Department’s page @clevelandcountyhealthdepartment.
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PLEASE SHARE! Free Drive-Thru Mask Distribution Event this Thursday, July 9th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at the LeGrand Center...
07/06/2020

PLEASE SHARE!

Free Drive-Thru Mask Distribution Event this Thursday, July 9th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at the LeGrand Center. Masks are cloth and washable. While supplies last. Limit 5 masks per vehicle.

07/04/2020
NC DHHS COVID-19: COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

NCDHHS Reports Highest One-Day Increase of COVID-19 Positive Tests

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2,099 cases reported.

Hospitalizations are also at a record high with 951 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

“We are seeing significant spread of the virus and it is very concerning," said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. “Today we have the highest reported day of new cases and hospitalizations - and that should be a warning to us all as we go into this holiday weekend. We don’t get a holiday from COVID-19. We all need to wear a face covering, avoid crowds and wash our hands often.”

To slow the spread of COVID-19 everyone must practice the 3 Ws – wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth, waiting six feet apart and washing your hands often.

Of today's newly reported cases, 11 percent were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system – the highest percentage North Carolina has seen since late April when the state was doing more targeted testing.

NCDHHS is responding to the pandemic on multiple fronts, including surging testing and contact tracing resources in communities and populations that have been hardest hit by COVID-19.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for COVID-19. If you think you may need to be tested and would like to find a nearby testing place, go to Check My Symptoms and Find My Testing Place. To find short-term testing events in your community, visit the Pop-Up Testing Sites webpage.

To find out more about the response to COVID-19 in NC, visit nc.gov/covid19. Additional data is posted on the NC COVID-19 Dashboard at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

Learn more about North Carolina’s strategy to combat COVID-19.

Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/2/202017 New Positive Cases since last update on Wednesday.Total Active Cases decreas...
07/02/2020

Cleveland County COVID-19 Update 7/2/2020

17 New Positive Cases since last update on Wednesday.

Total Active Cases decreased by 1, from 76 to 75.

Please note: Due to the holiday, we will not be posting an update on Friday. Our next update will be posted on Monday, July 6. For current county level COVID data, you may visit: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

07/02/2020
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Cleveland County Reports Fifth Death Related to COVID-19

SHELBY, NC – The Cleveland County Health Department is sad to report the fifth death associated with COVID-19 in Cleveland County.

The individual, who passed on June 29, 2020, was in the age range of 50-64 and had multiple underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this individual will be released.

“I am deeply saddened to share another member of our community has passed from COVID-19,” Cleveland County Health Director Tiffany Hansen said. “My thoughts and prayers are with this individual’s family. This is the third COVID-related death in our county in just over a week. As we head into the Independence Day weekend, this is a reminder to protect yourself, your family and your friends. Simple actions such as wearing a cloth face covering, social distancing and washing your hands can save lives.”

As of today, there have been a total of three hundred thirty-two (332) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County. Of these, seventy-five (75) are currently active, and two hundred fifty-two (252) have completed their isolation period and recovered.

“By practicing the three W’s of wearing a cloth face covering, waiting six feet apart, and washing our hands, we can help protect our most vulnerable populations that are at greater risk for more severe symptoms,” Cleveland County Deputy Health Director DeShay Oliver said. “Research shows that, when practiced together, these behaviors are effective at helping to prevent the spread of the virus. Even if you aren’t personally concerned about contracting the virus, think about the loved ones in your life that you could potentially give it to.”

To view the Cleveland County COVID-19 case count update on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, visit www.clevelandcounty.com, click on “County Departments,” select “Health Department,” and then click on “Coronavirus Information.” You can also receive COVID-19 updates by following the Cleveland County Health Department’s page @clevelandcountyhealthdepartment.

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