• Rutherford County Website Launched to Help Citizens Rutherford County Website Launched to Help Citizens

    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 to help in our community efforts to fight COVID-19.

    Check it out by going to www.rutherfordhelp.com. Thank you to the RHI Legacy Foundation for funding this timely project.

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  • Rutherford County Advisory: COVID-19 Update Rutherford County Advisory: COVID-19 Update

    4-06-20: COVID-19 Update

    Today’s numbers are as follows:

    • 231 individuals tested

    • 189 tests are negative

    • 21 tests are pending

    • 21 tests are positive Numbers are going up as we do additional contact tracing when a positive case is identified.

    One of the latest positives is hospitalized at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Their statement is as follows: “Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We can confirm that we identified a patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

    Top 3 Local Positive Efforts to Share Today from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC):
    • RHI gave a $25,000 grant to purchase PPE at our central source location at the EOC
    • Rutherford Outdoor Coalition members packaged 200 boxes and handed out over 120 boxes of food for Chase Corner Ministries.
    Thank you to Chase Corner Ministries for providing this much needed service.
    • A special thank you to some individuals sewing masks for health care workers. Today we thank: Della Richardson, Marsha Daves, and Monica Martin.
     
    If you know of other positive efforts going on within Rutherford County, please send them to me at covid19@rutherfordcountync.gov.
    Each day the Rutherford County Emergency Operations Center report to you, the latest testing numbers as reported through the Rutherford Health Department.
    The patient is currently in isolation at our hospital. We are continuing to work closely with the NC Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients, the clinical teams who have been caring for this patient and all those within our facility. We want to reassure our community that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care.” If you would like to watch today's video update, please go to: www.facebook.com/rcemergencymanagement/. Please stay at home, wash your hands, and maintain a 6 foot social distance from others. To receive daily alerts from the EOC, please text your zip code to 888777

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  • Rutherford County Strike Teams Rutherford County Strike Teams

    Rutherford County Strike Teams
    March 30, 2020

    The Rutherford County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has developed unique medical strike teams to check in on patients suffering from COVID-19. It is the best medical practice for patients to isolate at home and treat with fluids, an anti-fever medication such as Tylenol, and rest. However, with several high risk populations, Rutherford County wants to provide special focus on their needs.

    Click here to view press release.