FREE TESTING is available at the Caldwell County Health Department. Call 828-426-8400 to schedule a same-day appointment. For information about other testing providers, visit the NC DHHS Test Site Finder.
To schedule a FREE COVID vaccine appointment, call 828-426-8400, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
** SAME DAY appointments may be available**
Appointments for COVID Vaccine Booster Shots will be available beginning September 20. Booster shots can be given 8 months after the second dose. To schedule your booster shot, call 828-426-8400.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms similar to the flu. Symptoms are typically mild to moderate, but there have been cases of severe illness and death due to the virus. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If you have shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, difficulty breathing, blue lips, or confusion, call their doctor or 911 right away
Fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should:
Fully vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
Unvaccinated people,who test positive and have symptoms, should stay home and, as much as possible, avoid others in your household until you can say yes to ALL three of the following questions:
Following CDC guidelines, if your test comes back positive and you did not have symptoms, you should stay home and isolate (avoid anyone in your household) until 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming you did not develop symptoms since your positive test.
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