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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday December 20th, 2021 :: 01:22 p.m. EST


12/20/2021: Latest press release from Foothills Health District

December 20, 2021

The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 45 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Friday, December 16th. Presently, there are 152 individuals in quarantine, 8,868 out of quarantine and 146 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 6.4%. 
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:

  • Holiday hours for Andor Labs for this week are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Thursday and Friday.  Andor Labs offers free, drive-thru testing 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. 
McDowell County COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
  • Walmart Pharmacy (828)652-1498
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ingles Pharmacy (828)652-7105
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Prescription Pad of Marion (828)659-9727
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • CVS Pharmacy (828)652-4343
    • Offering Moderna
    • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Upcoming Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  • Friday, January 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McDowell County Health Department.  To make an appointment, call the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552.
McDowell County Vaccine Doses Administered
  • First Doses: 24,452 (56% of residents ages 5 and older)                
  • Second Doses: 22,995 (53% of residents ages 5 and older)

McDowell County Emergency Management
129 Barnes Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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

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