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McDowell County Emergency Management
Thursday January 20th, 2022 :: 02:05 p.m. EST


1/20/2022: Latest press release from Foothills Health District

January 20, 2022
The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 68 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Presently, there are 897 individuals in quarantine, 9,855 out of quarantine and 153 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 27.1%. 
Due to recent increases in positive cases, Foothills Health District press releases have transitioned back to daily, Monday-Friday.  Additional information can be found on McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard and can be viewed by clicking the following link:
COVID-19 Testing Information:
Upcoming testing locations and hours can be found by visiting:
McDowell County COVID-19 Testing Providers

  • Andor Labs: 1155 N. Main St Marion, NC (on the left side of the Lady Marian Plaza)
  • CVS Pharmacy: (828)652-4343, 555 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Prescription Pad of Marion: (828)659-9727, 1211 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • McDowell Medical Associates: (828)652-8727, 2293 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC
  • Mission My Care Now: (828)652-1400, 430 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC
  • Lake James Urgent Care: (828)707-7272
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Upcoming vaccination locations and hours can be found by visiting:
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 Providers
  • CVS Pharmacy: (828)652-4343, 555 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Prescription Pad of Marion: (828)659-9727, 1211 N. Main St, Marion, NC
  • Ingles Pharmacy: (828)652-7105, 625 W. Henderson St, Marion, NC
  • Walmart Pharmacy: (828-652-1498, 2875 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 
  • McDowell County Health Department: (828)803-4552
Upcoming Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  • Friday, January 21st 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: 24,806 (57% of residents ages 5 and older)                
  • Second Doses: 23,173 (53% of residents ages 5 and older)
  • Booster Doses: 8,757
COVID-19 Outbreak Information:
Emergency Services and Public Health staff continue to offer assistance and logistical support to facilities that are experiencing current outbreaks of COVID-19. Outbreaks are defined by DHHS as:  two or more cases of COVID-19 in a congregate living facility within 28 days. The current outbreaks in McDowell County are:
  • Autumn Care of Marion:  a total of 13 staff members and 2 residents have tested positive.
  • Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation: a total of 4 staff members have tested positive.
  • Cedarbrook Residential: a total of 19 staff members and 8 residents have tested positive.
  • Marion Correctional Institute:  a total of 23 staff members and 62 inmates have tested positive.
  • McDowell Assisted Living:  a total of 3 staff member and 1 resident has tested positive.
  • Lake James Lodge: a total of 2 staff member and 3 residents have tested positive. 

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

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

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