Total positive cases of COVID-19 in Halifax County since last March have surpassed 5,000.
Today the health department added 10 new positive cases, bringing the cumulative total to 5,002.
There have been 97 related deaths.
There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday at Conway Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 400 East Main Street in Conway.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has allocated additional COVID-19 vaccines to provide equitable access to historically marginalized populations in Northampton County.
Individuals who are 65 and older and essential workers — healthcare, school employees, preschool and daycare — may call the Northampton County Wellness Center at 252-534-1668 or 252-534-1303 extension 2 to schedule an appointment.
Vidant Health has opened COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling for eligible Group 3 community members — child care and Pre-kindergarten through 12 school workers – from across eastern North Carolina.
Appointments are required, as Vidant will not be able to accept walk-up or drive-up vaccinations.
Importantly, Vidant is still vaccinating community members 65 and older, and encourages those eligible to receive their vaccine.
Eligible community members can view appointment availability by this link or by calling 252-847-8000.
The online appointment scheduler is the fastest and most convenient way to view and schedule an appointment.
Vidant serves a region of 1.4 million people and appointments are expected to fill up quickly. The public is encouraged to be patient as it is expected to take months to vaccinate eligible community members.
The health system said, “Although the vaccine offers great hope, Vidant encourages everyone to do their part to keep communities in the region safe from COVID-19: Wear a mask, social distance and wash hands.
“Those who receive the vaccine should still practice these important safety measures. Importantly, COVID-19 patients are relying on Vidant for care and our team members are not immune from community spread. Please do your part to protect yourself and those around you.”