Second Case of COVID-19 in WNC Reported in Cherokee County

The Cherokee County Health Department is alerting residents of a potential exposure to COVID-19 in the Brasstown, NC area.

An individual with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 that is isolated in Cherokee County attended a Contra Dance at the John C. Campbell Folk School located in Brasstown, NC on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.

There is no ongoing risk of exposure at this location. However, if you attended the event on March 10th, 2020 and have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should contact the local health department in the county you reside in for additional information. Cherokee County Health Department can be reached Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 828-837-7486.

If you attended this event and are showing symptoms that require medical attention, please call ahead to your doctor or local health department. Do not go to the hospital, urgent care, local health department, or your doctor’s office without calling first. Your doctor can make special arrangements to evaluate you.

If you attended the event and do not have symptoms, it is recommended that you continue to practice good social distancing — keep at least six feet between yourself and other people. Monitor yourself and people in your household for any potential symptoms until fourteen days after your potential exposure, and make sure you are avoiding social gatherings or crowds of people.

According to the John C. Campbell Folk School website, there will be no Contra Dances until April 18, 2020 at the earliest.

For up-to-date information on the virus in NC, please visit www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.

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