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McDowell County Emergency Management
Friday December 10th, 2021 :: 12:55 p.m. EST


12/10/2021: Latest press release from Foothills Health District

December 10, 2021

The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 47 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Monday. Presently, there are 105 individuals in quarantine, 8,764 out of quarantine and 146 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 4.6%. 
Foothills Health District press releases have transitioned to twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays.  McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard continues to be updated each day (Monday-Friday) and can be found by clicking the following link:
COVID-19 Testing Information:

  • Andor Labs is offering free, drive-thru, COVID-19 testing Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lady Marian Plaza at 1155 North Main St in Marion.
  • Other COVID-19 testing locations include: primary care physician offices, local urgent care clinics, The Prescription Pad of Marion, and CVS pharmacy.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
The COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, 7 days a week.  Please call the hotline if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to get your vaccine. Vaccine appointments can also be booked online by visiting  Homebound citizens who want the vaccine but are unable to reach a vaccination site are encouraged to contact the Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) to have the vaccine delivered and administered at their home. 
Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Information
  • McDowell County Health Department will offer a drive-thru vaccine clinic for ages 5 and up on December 17th from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  This clinic is open for first, second, third doses (immunocompromised) and booster vaccinations.  Appointments are not necessary but are preferred and can be made by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552. 
Other McDowell County COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
  • The Prescription Pad of Marion-provides walk-in vaccinations with no appointment needed for ages 5 and up
  • McDowell Family Pharmacy in Old Fort
  • Ingles (Appointment Only)
  • Wal-Mart
  • CVS
  • UNC Health Physician Practices
McDowell County Vaccine Doses Administered
  • First Doses: 24,373 (56% of residents ages 5 and older)                
  • Second Doses: 22,819 (52% of residents ages 5 and older)

McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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