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Back to School Plans

Rutherford County Schools remains deeply committed both to the health and well-being of students, employees, and the broader community and to its mission to prepare all students for lifelong learning in partnership with families and communities. The Governor’s Office and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), in consultation with the State Board […]

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Face Covering Facts (Masks and NC Executive Order 141)

June 30, 2020 On June 24th Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 141 that became effective June 26 at 5 pm and remains in effect until July 17.  One defining point in this order is the mandatory wearing of face coverings.  This has been a highly contested point among citizens in the state. Many […]

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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 recent incident in Spindale with Carolina Cafe.  To do this I referenced NC […]

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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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*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 […]