Tag: COVID-19

Nikki Ellenburg : Covid-19 Medical Hostage

June 1, 2020 As many of you are aware Nikki Ellenburg, 38 year old wife of NCDMV Officer Aaron Ellenburg, suffered a stroke due to blood clots while at work for Mission’s Urgent Care in McDowell County on May 18. She was…Read More »

Governor Cooper Announces COVID-19 Funds Disbursed to Counties for Public Health and Essential Services

Pandemic Recovery Office Disburses Funds, Adds Key Leadership to Coordinate State Response to the Virus Raleigh — Governor Roy Cooper announced that $85.4 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties will be disbursed this week. Three large counties, Guilford,…Read More »

Foothills Health District Discusses Covid-19 Response at Board Meeting

May 28, 2020 On Tuesday May 26 Foothills Health District (FHD) had their board meeting in the Rutherford County Annex Building. It was streamed live from the Rutherford County Commissioner’s chamber. Foothills Health District is the organization in charge of the McDowell…Read More »

Karen Powell, FHD Director: Duties and Powers of Enforcement for Covid-19

May 21,2020 In my on-going informational series about Foothills Health District today I want to focus on who our health director is and what her duties are, as well as answer a few questions that had been sent to me concerning the…Read More »

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…Read More »

**Update:** Lowe’s Does Not Respond To Covid-19 Email Request

*Update: I did receive this email from Lowe’s this afternoon: “Thank you for contacting Lowe’s and I apologize for the delay. At this time we have no confirmed cases at the Forest City store. Sarah Lively, APR Corporate Communications Lowe’s Companies, Inc.”…Read More »

*Food Lion Response to Rutherford County Covid-19 Inquiry

May 07,2020 As most of you know our health department has decided to let businesses self notify if they have a positive Covid-19 case. (see link)  That being said since Foothills Health Department does not seem to think notifying the public is…Read More »