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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday December 27th, 2021 :: 10:01 a.m. EST


12/27/2021: Latest press release from Foothills Health District

December 27, 2021
The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 62 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Friday, December 24th. We are saddened to report 1 additional death.  Presently, there are 183 individuals in quarantine, 8,973 out of quarantine and 147 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 6.8%. 
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:
Testing locations for today, December 27th are as follows:

  • Andor Labs:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • CVS Pharmacy: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., appointments are required
  • Prescription Pad of Marion:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. appointments are preferred but not required
  • McDowell Medical Associates: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • Mission My Care Now: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • Lake James Urgent Care: open 24/7. Phone consultation required (828)707-7272
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Vaccine locations for today, December 27th are as follows:
  • CVS Pharmacy, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • Ingles Pharmacy, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • Prescription Pad of Marion, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., no appointment required
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., no appointment required
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. 
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: 24,504 (56% of residents ages 5 and older)                
  • Second Doses: 22,995 (53% 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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