COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

Cumulative/Active cases:

  • Watauga County Cases: 25 (14 active)
  • Ashe County Cases: 34 (6 active)
  • Avery County Cases: 2
  • NC Cases: 29,889

Statistics Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services, Last update: 6/03 10:40 am
Get the latest information from NCDHHS | App. District Health Department | CDC

Face masks required for all inside ARHS facilities

On Tuesday, April 28, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) began requiring masks for all who enter an ARHS facility. This new requirement applies to all employees, even those in non-clinical areas, patients and vendors. Additionally, in those rare instances where visitors may be allowed inside an ARHS facility, they too will be required to wear a face mask. Read More: Face masks required for all inside ARHS facilities

Signs & Symptoms

General Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste/smell

More serious symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you are sick and unsure if you should get tested, please call your healthcare provider. If you do not have a provider, you can call one of our primary care offices, or connect with a RelyMD provider online at relymd.com/covidarhs on your computer or mobile device.

Call 911 if you are experiencing difficulty breathing or feel you need emergency treatment

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Visitor Restrictions

Visitors are not allowed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s hospitals in order to help protect our patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for certain situations.

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COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Cash Price: $98

During the COVID-19 emergency period declared by the Public Health Act, providers are required to make public the cash prices for the diagnostic test for COVID-19 [Reference: CARES Act Sec. 3202]. 

 

Face masks required for all inside ARHS facilities

On Tuesday, April 28, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) began requiring masks for all who enter an ARHS facility. This new requirement applies to all employees, even those in non-clinical areas, patients and vendors. Additionally, in those rare instances where visitors may be allowed inside an ARHS facility, they too will be required to wear a face mask. Read More: Face masks required for all inside ARHS facilities

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