162020Jul

Interim Health Director

The Board of Health is pleased to announce that they have completed the Interim Health Director search after a competitive application and interview process. The Board offered the position of Interim Health Director to Alexandria Rimmer, MPH, and she has accepted the position. Rimmer will assume the health director duties beginning July 31, 2020 at… Continue Reading Interim Health Director

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32020Jul

Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at Skilled Nursing Facility

BURLINGTON – Alamance County Health Department has identified an outbreak at the skilled nursing facility Brookdale Senior Living in Burlington. Currently, three (3) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the facility. The confirmed cases are among two (2) staff and one (1) resident. The two staff are not Alamance County residents and they will… Continue Reading Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at Skilled Nursing Facility

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262020Jun

Health Director Stacie Saunders Resigning to Join Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services as Public Health Director

June 26, 2020 – Alamance County Health Director Stacie Saunders has announced she is resigning her position at the Health Department effective July 31. Saunders will join the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services as Public Health Director effective August 3. “This is an incredible health department and I am so proud of… Continue Reading Health Director Stacie Saunders Resigning to Join Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services as Public Health Director

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222020May

Alamance County’s Response to ACE Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/22/20 Upon learning that ACE Speedway intends to reopen on May 23, Alamance County has decided not to prohibit its reopening during Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s plan to reopen North Carolina. Over the past month, ACE Speedway has communicated extensively with the Alamance County Department of Public Health regarding recommended precautions… Continue Reading Alamance County’s Response to ACE Speedway

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122020May

Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at Skilled Nursing Facility

BURLINGTON – Alamance County Health Department has identified an outbreak at the skilled nursing facility Peak Resources in Graham. Currently, two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the facility. Both confirmed cases are among the staff. There have been no cases identified in residents at this time. NC DHHS defines an outbreak as two… Continue Reading Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at Skilled Nursing Facility

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82020May

First Rabies Case of 2020 Confirmed in Alamance County

BURLINGTON – On May 5, the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh confirmed Alamance County’s first case of rabies for the year. On May 2, Burlington Animal Services was notified that a raccoon and a dog were in an altercation on Center Street in Burlington; however, the dog lives on Chandler Court… Continue Reading First Rabies Case of 2020 Confirmed in Alamance County

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12020May

Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at a Long-Term Care Facility

BURLINGTON – Alamance County Health Department has identified an outbreak at the skilled nursing facility White Oak Manor. The Alamance County Health Department collected 120 specimen from residents at the facility earlier in the week. Of those collected by the health department, 12 were positive results. In addition, two (2) employees have been confirmed as… Continue Reading Alamance County Health Department Identifies Outbreak at a Long-Term Care Facility

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302020Apr

Alamance County Health Department Conducting Targeted COVID-19 Collection Event

BURLINGTON – On May 1, Alamance County Health Department is partnering with Elon University to conduct a COVID-19 collection event for Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) staff, per current guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, as LTCFs are a high-risk, high-priority group. This event will take place in the Schar Center parking… Continue Reading Alamance County Health Department Conducting Targeted COVID-19 Collection Event

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232020Apr

Alamance County Notified of First COVID-19 Related Death

BURLINGTON – Alamance County Health Department received notification of the county’s first death associated with COVID-19. The individual was greater than 65 years old with underlying conditions and receiving care at a hospital. To protect the privacy of the individual and their family, no further information about the individual will be released. “We are deeply… Continue Reading Alamance County Notified of First COVID-19 Related Death

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142020Apr

Update on Alamance County COVID-19 Case Count

BURLINGTON – The NC DHHS COVID-19 case count map continues to show an unusually high increase in COVID-19 cases for Alamance County on April 14. This increase is due to several large batches of LabCorp test results from a federal contract with no addresses listed. Because LabCorp is headquartered in Alamance County, when they have… Continue Reading Update on Alamance County COVID-19 Case Count

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