COVID-19 Government Health

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 […]

Health Legislature Medicaid News

Covid-19 & the Demand for Medicaid

As the global coronavirus outbreak and its economic fallout tighten their grip on the United States, all signs point to a spike in demand for Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans that is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Anticipating a surge in Medicaid costs for states at a time when […]

COVID-19 Education EMS Government Health News Opinion Press Release Quarantine Rutherford County

*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 […]

Government Health

What does a State of Emergency Actually Mean

From the NC DPS What does a State of Emergency Actually Mean? Friday, December 14, 2018 – 2:59pm When disasters strike, whether natural or man-made, state/local governments and emergency managers need quick access to resources that allow them to manage a crisis and return things to normal. The declaration of a State of Emergency helps […]

COVID-19 Government Health Housing News

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

RutherfordHelp.com 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 […]