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McDowell County Emergency Management
Tuesday February 8th, 2022 :: 01:34 p.m. EST


2/8/2022: Latest press release from Foothills Health District

February 8, 2022
The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 41 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are saddened to report 2 additional deaths due to COVID-19.   Presently, there are 684 individuals in quarantine, 11,523 out of quarantine and 161 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 28.3%.  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 McDowell County Health Department will begin offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday-Friday to offer more flexibility in scheduling for the public.  You can now receive your COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call the McDowell County Health Department at 828-652-6811 if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to get your vaccine.  Homebound citizens who want the vaccine but are unable to reach a vaccination site are encouraged to contact the Health Department (828-652-6811 ext. 363) 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)652-6811, extension 363
Upcoming Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  • Friday, February 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McDowell County Health Department.  This will be the FINAL drive-thru clinic offered at the McDowell County Health Department.  The Health Department will be offering vaccines by appointment, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside the clinic located at 408 Spaulding Rd. Marion, NC.
McDowell County Vaccine Doses Administered
  • First Doses: 24,953 (57% of residents ages 5 and older)                
  • Second Doses: 23,410 (54% of residents ages 5 and older)
  • Booster Doses: 9,325
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 24 staff members and 5 residents have tested positive.
  • Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation: a total of 23 staff members and 36 residents have tested positive.
  • Cedarbrook Residential: a total of 22 staff members and 14 residents have tested positive.
  • Marion Correctional Institute:  a total of 31 staff members and 80 inmates have tested positive.
  • McDowell Assisted Living:  a total of 9 staff members and 25 residents have tested positive.
  • Lake James Lodge: a total of 5 staff members and 12 residents have tested positive.
  • McDowell House:  a total of 1 staff member and 1 resident has 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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