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Coronavirus cluster at Randolph County church

According to Faith Community Church in Asheboro, the cluster is linked to church services held between July 5 – July 19.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — (Editor's Note: The attached video is from a previous story.)

On Friday, Faith Community Church in Asheboro got notice of a COVID-19 cluster.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines a cluster as five or more cases of COVID-19 in a non-congregate living setting (Ex. a business, religious or educational setting, a group event, etc.) within a 14-day period with likely connections between cases. 

According to the church, the cluster is linked to church services held between July 5 – July 19. 

"We are currently aware of five cases related to church members who attended recent in-person services. We are working with Randolph County Public Health to conduct contact tracing. If you attended an in-person church service between July 5th – July 19th and have questions about your exposure, please call the Randolph County Coronavirus Hotline."

According to the release, the hotline is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The number is 336-318-6227.