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Who Are “The Guardians”  (Foothills Health District)

  May 19,2020 In late January of this year it was acknowledged that Covid-19 entered our country. The nation suddenly found itself in the grip of a pandemic. The government turned to national health experts across the country to help, they in time turned to State health officials who then turned to local health department […]

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“Between A Rock And A Hard Place” (Carolina Cafe vs Governor Cooper’s Executive Order)

May 16, 2020 Thursday we had an issue where a small business, Carolina Cafe in Spindale, opened up to inside diners in violation of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 118 “Limiting Operations of Restaurants and Bars…..”  The owners (Mike Spina and Linda Fortner)  posted on Facebook  that they were going to open for inside dining using […]

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Records reveal data gaps in one of NC’s key COVID-19 metrics

BY 2020 NC CORONAVIRUS TESTING COLLABORATIVE The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is housed on the campus of the former Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospital in Raleigh. The agency has been publishing daily updates on COVID-19 hospitalizations, but data gaps suggest the information is unreliable. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press On a […]

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*Advocate or Adversary……..You Decide.

04/26/2020 Our local Health Department (Foothills Health District) has decided to let businesses and organizations self identify if they have a Covid-19 situation. (click link here) Most people feel that this is not serving in the best interest of the general public and if officials will not inform the public of a potential health threat […]

COVID-19 Government Health Letter to the Editor Opinion Quarantine Rutherford County

*Your Right to Know….. Truth versus Rumor

4/23/2020 When “out of control” things happen to people they will turn to any source to seek knowledge. Fear is a powerful motivator and the obvious fact that many things are being hidden from them about a situation makes people not only afraid but also angry. This current situation with Covid-19 is definitely one of […]

COVID-19 Government Health Letter to the Editor Opinion Quarantine Rutherford County

*An Open Letter to Rutherford County Officials About the Current Covid-19 Outbreak

4-18-2020 From day one the Covid-19 outbreak was clothed in secrecy by county officials. Social media spread rumors like wildfire that it originated in a local “church” group. The more questions that appeared the more it seemed to be covered up by officials. This group (like many others in the country) continued to have services […]

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Troubling inspections at NC long-term care facilities with major outbreaks

APRIL 9, 2020, BY FRANK TAYLOR, Carolina Public Press The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Health Services Regulation that licenses and conducts inspections at adult care homes and nursing homes, is housed on the campus of the former Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospital in Raleigh. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public […]

COVID-19 Government Health Hospital

RutherfordHelp website for COVID-19 information is designed to provide Rutherford County, NC citizens access to vital and timely information regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page is maintained by the Community Health Council of Rutherford County and its members. Citizen can find assistance for some of their needs, access the medial screening hotline, find latest community information, and even volunteer […]