Davie County Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health received notification this morning that there is another laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in Davie County, bringing our case count to two (2). While there are only two (2) laboratory confirmed cases in Davie County, people with symptoms consistent with COVID -19 are now presumed positive, meaning these individuals will now be given the same guidance as those testing positive for COVID-19. Low case count numbers are not indicative of all individuals sick with COVID-19 symptoms. We have now moved beyond the testing phase, so those with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are now being asked to stay home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Most people with mild COVID-19 symptoms are expected to make a full recovery at home so we urge people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and follow CDC guidelines to prevent being exposed or further exposing others. These guidelines include staying at home until at least seven (7) days after their first symptoms, and at least three (3) days have passed since recovery. Recovery is defined as the absence of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication and improvement in respiratory symptoms. If you are sick, watch for emergency warning signs for COVID-19: shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face. If you experience these emergency warning signs or are having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise, stay in and away from others to recover.
Davie County has not issued a Shelter in Place Order, but please take COVID -19 seriously so this control measure does not have to be implemented statewide. The responsibility to control this virus is ours – yours and mine. If we all do our part, we can control the rapid spread of COVID-19. I am asking each of you to do your part by social distancing or staying at least six feet away from others, washing your hands after contact with anything touched by others, keeping hands away from your face, and staying home if you are sick or have been around anyone that is sick.
Davie County has created a COVID-19 website for residents which has the most up-to-date information. Please click here to be directed to our COVID-19 Resource Page. We have also created a COVID-19 hotline, which is manned by Public Health Nurses at 336-753-6750 or 753-6550. Information and updates will be provided as they become available. In the meantime, we encourage you to also follow these Davie County Government social media sites for real-time updates.
Thank you for doing your part to protect the residents of Davie County.