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Henderson County News

Acknowledging 'pandemic fatigue,' health director offers guidance during surge

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Public health has realized for some time that many people are experiencing some level of pandemic fatigue or Covid-19 fatigue as described by the American Medical Association.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | Steve Smith | omicron

Henderson County News

School Board reinstates mask mandate

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The Henderson County School Board voted 5-2 on Monday to reinstate the mask mandate throughout the school day for students, teachers, other staffers and visitors, saying that a precipitous rise in Covid cases and quarantines puts in-person learning at risk at its current rate of acceleration.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation | omicron

Flat Rock News

Staffing shortage closes two middle schools for in-person class

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A staffing shortage brought on by contact tracing protocols, quarantine gudelines and employees awaiting test results forced school administrators to switch Flat Rock Middle School to virtual instruction today and Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | covid-19 surge | omicron | Flat Rock Middle School

Henderson County News

Amid new surge, Pardee offers guidance on testing, treatment

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As a wave of patients sought testing and treatment amid the newest Covid surge, Pardee UNC Health on Friday issued guidance in an effort to reserve supply for both testing and treatments for people who are symptomatic, more contagious and eligible for the newest monoclonal antibody therapies.    Read Story »

Tags: covid testing | Covid burnout | omicron | covid quarantine

Henderson County News

Pardee receives limited supply of treatment for Omicron

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As a follow up to its announcement regarding the closing of its outpatient Covid infusion clinic, Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it has received a limited supply of therapeutic antibodies that are to be used in treating the Omicron variant of the virus.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | omicron | therapeutic antibodies

Henderson County News

Pardee ends monoclonal antibody treatments, citing Omicron, supply issues

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Citing an increase in cases as a result of the Omicron variant, a lack of effective monoclonal antibody treatments for the new variant and supply issues nationally, Pardee UNC Health Care ceased operating its infusion clinic on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | Covid-19 booster | omicron