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COVID-19 Blog: Winston-Salem restaurant creates unique dining experience in fight against COVID-19

For immediate questions, call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Get the latest COVID-19 updates from Gov. Roy Cooper and the state task force, health departments, universities, school districts, and more in this story. We'll put North Carolina's COVID-19 numbers in context for you, and explain what it could mean for the reopening process.

Latest North Carolina COVID-19 numbers (Sunday, Nov. 22)

  • Completed tests: 4,929,602
  • Total cases: 336,775   
  • Hospitalizations: 1,571 (highest total yet, but partially inflated because of new CDC guidelines for reporting)
  • Percent of positive tests: 8.3% (Nov. 20)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020

11 p.m. - Winston-Salem restaurant The Porch and Cantina is offering a unique outdoor dining experience as temperatures begin to drop ahead of the holiday season.

The restaurant is purchasing "dining bubble" to offer guests safe options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED: Dining bubbles: Triad restaurant gets creative with outdoor seating

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020

8 p.m. - NCDHHS releases latest nursing home numbers

SEVEN NEW OUTBREAKS

  • Homestead Hills Skills Nursing in Winston-Salem. 2 total cases (1 resident, 1 staff), no deaths.
  • Horizon Arches Residential Care Center in Winston-Salem. 2 total cases (2 staff), no deaths.
  • Lexington Healthcare in Davidson County. 4 total cases (3 residents, 1 staff), no deaths.
  • Davie Nursing Home and Rehab in Mocksville. 6 total cases (3 residents, 3 staff), no deaths.
  • Rose Glenn Manor in Wilkesboro. 17 total cases (11 residents, 6 staff), no deaths.
  • Wilkes County Jail. 2 total cases (both staff). 1st outbreak had 4 cases, no deaths.
  • Sandy Ridge Memory Care in Montgomery County. 2 total cases (1 resident, 1 staff), no deaths. 1st outbreak had 53 cases, 6 deaths
  • No large case increases, just a few small ones here and there. We did see 6 more people die in the last 3 days Triad-wide.
  • Alamance Health Care Center (the largest active outbreak in the state), tallied another new case (a resident). They now have 193 total cases and 13 deaths.

FOUR OUTBREAKS ENDED

  • Compass Healthcare and Rehab in Alamance County. 2 total cases (both staff), no deaths.
  • Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Eden. 67 total cases (53 residents, 14 staff), 3 deaths.
  • Colonial Longterm Care Facility in Surry County. 41 total cases (31 residents, 10 staff), no deaths.
  • Montgomery County Jail. 30 total cases, no deaths.

FROM DHHS:

Guilford County:

Camden Health and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 85 cases, 15 deaths

Kindred Long-term Acute Care/Kindred Hospital in Greensboro

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Holden Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Well-Spring Retirement Community

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Brighton Gardens of Greensboro

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 22 cases, 0 deaths

Brookdale High Point Assisted Living

  • 7 total cases
  • 4 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 4 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • 4 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 2 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 126 cases, 22 deaths

Accordius Health

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Heartland Living and Rehab

  • 3 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases,1 resident, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Blumenthal's Nursing and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

Meridian Center

  • 5 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 1 death
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 3 residents, 2 staff, 1 death

Carolina Pines at Greensboro

  • 49 total cases
  • 40 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 49 total cases, 40 residents, 9 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 people have died

Friends Homes at Guilford

  • 3 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 6 cases, 0 deaths

Guilford Health Care Center

  • 17 total cases
  • 15 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 1 death
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 17 total cases, 15 residents, 2 staff, 1 death

Monarch Group Home of High Point

  • 6 total cases
  • 4 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 6 total cases, 4 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Ashton Health and Rehab

  • 29 total cases
  • 16 residents
  • 13 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 29 total cases, 16 residents, 13 staff, 0 deaths

Guilford House

  • 10 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 6 residents, 4 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 25 cases, 4 deaths

Greenhaven Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Piedmont Christian Home (off the list - had 66 cases, 14 deaths (1 was an employee))

Verra Springs at Heritage Greens (off the list - 1st outbreak: 13 cases, 0 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 8 total cases, 0 deaths)

Dismas Charities of Greensboro (off the list - 9 total cases, 0 deaths)

Malachi House II (off the list - 16 total cases, 0 deaths)

St. Gales Estates (off the list - 4 total cases, 0 deaths)

Abbotswood at Irving Park Assisted Living (off the list - 27 cases, 4 deaths)

Friends Home at Guilford (off the list - 4 cases, 0 deaths)

Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation (off the list - 58 cases, 3 deaths)

River Landing Assisted Living Center (off the list - 2 total cases, 0 deaths)

Maryfield Nursing Home (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Clapps Assisted Living (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Clapps Nursing Center (off the list - 1st outbreak: 94 cases, 24 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 3 cases, 0 deaths)

Westchester Manor (off the list -- 4 cases, 0 deaths)

Forsyth County:

Kerner Ridge ALF

  • 40 total cases
  • 24 residents
  • 16 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 40 total cases, 24 residents, 16 staff, 4 deaths

The Citadel at Winston-Salem

  • 36 total cases
  • 25 residents
  • 11 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 36 total cases, 25 residents, 11 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 69 cases, 4 deaths

Salemtowne Babcock Health Center

  • 11 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 5 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 11 total cases, 6 residents, 5 staff, 0 deaths

Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community Inc.

  • 16 total cases
  • 8 residents
  • 8 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 16 total cases, 8 residents, 8 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 2 cases, 0 deaths

Clemmons Village 1

  • 24 total cases
  • 11 residents
  • 13 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 24 total cases, 11 residents, 13 staff, 2 deaths

Piney Grove Nursing and Rehab Center

  • 86 total cases
  • 58 residents
  • 28 staff
  • 11 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 86 total cases, 58 residents, 28 staff, 10 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 more person has died
  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 6 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 5 cases, 0 deaths

Oak Forest Health and Rehab

  • 54 total cases
  • 30 residents
  • 24 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 54 total cases, 30 residents, 24 staff, 0 deaths
  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 13 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 79 cases, 1 death

The Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 29 cases, 1 death

Forest Heights Senior Living Community

  • 9 total cases
  • 5 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 1 death
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 9 total cases, 5 residents, 4 staff, 1 death
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Trinity Glen

  • 50 total cases
  • 28 residents
  • 22 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 50 total cases, 28 residents, 22 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 54 cases, 10 deaths

Brookridge Retirement Community

  • 8 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 8 total cases, 2 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Homestead Hills Assisted Living

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

Trinity Elms

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 34 cases, 3 deaths

Vienna Village

  • 10 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 7 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 3 residents, 7 staff, 0 deaths

Brookestone of Clemmons

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Horizons Atrium Residential Care Center

  • 10 total cases
  • 7 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 7 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Homestead Hills Skills Nursing (THIS IS NEW!! located at 3250 Homestead Club Drive, Winston-Salem)

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths

Horizon Arches Residential Care Center (THIS IS NEW!! located at 5900 Bethabara Park Blvd, Winston-Salem)

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths

Forsyth Co. Detention Center (off the list - 11 total cases)

The Oaks (off the list - 29 total cases, 1 death)

Forest Heights Senior Living Community (off the list - 4 total cases, 0 deaths)

Verra Spring at Heritage Woods (off the list - 6 total cases, 0 deaths)

Somerset Court at University Place (off the list - 2 total cases, 0 deaths)

Summerstone Health and Rehab Center (off the list - 3 cases, 0 deaths)

The Atrium/The Respite Center (off the list - 30 cases, 0 deaths)

Danby Assisted Living Facility (off the list - 28 cases, 4 deaths)

Silas Creek Rehabilitation Center (off the list - 1st outbreak: 22 cases, 1 death. 2nd outbreak: 9 cases, 0 deaths)

Cadence Living at Clemmons (off the list - 4 cases, no deaths)

Brookridge Retirement Community (off the list - 1st outbreak: 4 cases, 0 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 4 cases, 0 deaths)

Accordius Health of Clemmons (off the list - 46 cases, 9 deaths)

Southfork (off the list - 49 cases, 4 deaths)

UMAR Waddell Home Group (off the list - 14 cases, 0 deaths)

Alamance County:

Alamance Health Care Center

  • 193 total cases
  • 122 residents
  • 71 staff
  • 13 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 192 total cases, 121 residents, 71 staff, 13 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 new case (resident)

Peak Resources Alamance

  • 97 total cases
  • 65 residents
  • 32 staff
  • 21 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 97 total cases, 65 residents, 31 staff, 20 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 more person died
  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

White Oak Manor

  • 3 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 134 cases, 31 deaths

Compass Healthcare and Rehab of Hawfields (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths

Coble Creek

  • 53 total cases
  • 30 residents
  • 23 staff
  • 9 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 53 total cases, 30 residents, 23 staff, 9 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 2 cases, 0 deaths

Brookdale Burlington Assisted Living

  • 27 total cases
  • 20 residents
  • 7 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 25 total cases, 19 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (1 resident, 1 staff)

Residential Treatment Services (off the list - 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Home Place of Burlington (off the list - 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Alamance County Detention Center (off the list - 130 cases, 0 deaths)

Blakely Hall Memory Care Facility (off the list - 22 cases, 4 deaths)

Moneta Spring Memory Care at Twin Lakes (off the list - 5 cases, 0 deaths)

Davidson County:

Pine Ridge Health and Rehab

  • 59 total cases
  • 40 residents
  • 19 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 59 total cases, 40 residents, 19 staff, 6 deaths

Piedmont Crossing

  • 11 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 10 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 0 total cases, 1 resident, 9 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 new case (staff)

Mount Vista Health Park

  • 12 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 12 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 12 total cases, 0 residents, 12 staff, 0 deaths

Brookstone Retirement

  • 36 total cases
  • 30 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 34 total cases, 29 residents, 5 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (1 resident, 1 staff)

Abbots Creek Center

  • 3 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 new case (resident)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 13 cases, 0 deaths

Lexington Healthcare (THIS IS NEW!! located at 17 Cornelia Street, Lexington)

  • 4 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths

Brookdale of Lexington (off the list - 19 total cases, 1 death)

Alston Brook (off the list - 1st outbreak: 63 cases, 8 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Spring Arbor of Thomasville (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Mallard Ridge Assisted Living (off the list - 4 cases, 0 deaths)

Davidson County Jail (off the list -- 8 cases, 0 deaths)

Pelican Health (off the list - 1st outbreak: 3 cases, 0 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 6 cases, 0 deaths)

Randolph County:

Alpine Health and Rehab of Asheboro

  • 68 total cases
  • 38 residents
  • 30 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 66 total cases, 38 residents, 28 staff, 3 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (both staff)

Universal Healthcare Ramseur

  • 62 total cases
  • 39 residents
  • 23 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 61 total cases, 39 residents, 22 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 new case (staff)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 54 cases, 8 deaths

Clapps's Convalescent Nursing Home

  • 9 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 0 residents, 7 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (both staff)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 8 cases, 0 deaths

Westwood Health and Rehab

  • 7 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 5 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 1 resident, 5 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (1 resident, 1 staff)

Randolph County Detention Center

  • 56 total cases (48 inmates, 8 staff) (3 new cases)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 7 cases, 0 deaths

Crossroads Main Care Unit

  • 3 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 1 resident, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Crossroads Memory Care

  • 39 total cases
  • 24 residents
  • 15 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 38 total cases, 24 residents, 14 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 new case (staff)

Woodland Hill Center (off the list - 1st outbreak: 57 cases, 6 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Rockingham County

Jacob's Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

  • 123 total cases
  • 78 residents
  • 45 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 123 total cases, 78 residents, 45 staff, 2 deaths

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Eden (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 67 total cases
  • 53 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 3 deaths

UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Health at UNC Rockingham Hospital

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Pelican Health Reidsville

  • 14 total cases
  • 10 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 14 total cases, 10 residents, 4 staff, 0 deaths

Stokes County

Walnut Cove Health and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Walnut Ridge Assisted Living

  • 31 total cases
  • 17 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 31 total cases, 17 residents, 14 staff, 6 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 9 total cases, 0 deaths

Priddy Manor

  • 7 total cases
  • 5 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 5 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Stokes County Jail (off the list - 19 cases, 0 deaths)

LifeBrite Long Term Care at LifeBrite Community Hospital (1st outbreak: 2 cases, 0 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Surry County

Central Continuing Care

  • 22 total cases
  • 13 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 22 total cases, 13 residents, 9 staff, 0 deaths

Colonial Long Term Care Facility (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 41 total cases
  • 31 residents
  • 10 staff
  • 0 deaths

Northern Surry Skilled Nursing Facility at Northern Regional Hospital

  • 3 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Dunmore Plantation

  • 33 total cases
  • 23 residents
  • 10 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 33 total cases, 23 residents, 10 staff, 0 deaths

RidgeCrest Nursing Home

  • 20 total cases
  • 11 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 20 total cases, 11 residents, 9 staff, 4 deaths

Surry County Jail (off the list - 2 total cases, 0 deaths)

Grover Simmons Church Road in Dobson (off the list - 9 cases, 0 deaths)

Yadkin Valley Senior Living Center (off the list - 5 cases, 1 death)

Pruitt Health-Elkin (off the list - 72 cases, 10 deaths)

Surry Community Health and Rehab (off the list - 14 cases, 2 deaths)

Twelve Oaks Senior Living Community (off the list - 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Davie County

Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • 5 total cases
  • 5 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 5 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Davie Nursing and Rehab (THIS IS NEW!! located at 498 Madison Road, Mocksville)

  • 6 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths

Wilkes County

Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • 130 total cases
  • 76 residents
  • 54 staff
  • 14 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 130 total cases, 76 residents, 54 staff, 14 deaths

Accordius Health at Wilkesboro

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Wilkes Health and Rehab

  • 52 total cases
  • 31 residents
  • 21 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 52 total cases, 31 residents, 21 staff, 2 deaths
  • Takeaway: 1 more person has died
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 5 cases, 0 deaths

Wilkesboro Assisted Living

  • 15 total cases
  • 12 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 15 total cases, 12 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Rose Glenn Manor (THIS IS NEW!! located at 240 Independence Avenue, North Wilkesboro)

  • 17 cases
  • 11 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths

Wilkes County Jail (THIS IS NEW!!)

  • 2 total cases (both staff)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Jail (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 30 cases (23 inmates, 7 staff)

Poplar Springs Assisted Living

  • 5 total cases
  • 4 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 1 death
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 4 residents, 1 staff, 1 death
  • Takeaway: 1 person has died

Sandy Ridge Memory Care (THIS IS NEW!!)

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 53 cases, 6 deaths

Eckerd Commons Juvenile Justice Residential Program (off the list - 17 cases, 0 deaths)

Autumn Care of Biscoe (off the list - 93 cases, 11 deaths)

Alleghany County

Bottomley Evergreens and Farms in Sparta (off the list - 128 cases, 0 deaths)

Alleghany Center (off the list - 3 cases, 0 deaths)

Caswell County

Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation/Yanceyville

  • 4 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 3 residents, 1 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

Caswell House (off the list - 10 cases, 2 deaths)

2 p.m. - North Carolina DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen gave an update on coronavirus trends in North Carolina.

“Every North Carolinian has the responsibility to wear a face mask when they’re near someone who does not live with them,” NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said in Friday’s coronavirus briefing.

Cohen gave tips in fighting against the spread of COVID-19 shortly before the holiday season and Thanksgiving approaching.

“People really need to keep their social circles small,” Cohen said. “We’re encouraging everyone not to travel for Thanksgiving.”

Cohen said if you do plan to travel on Thanksgiving there are a few key things you must do which include keeping gatherings small with no more than 10 people, keeping gatherings outside if you do plan to have one, and wearing a mask at all times.

“Make the holiday gathering as safe as it can be,” she said.

Chef Judy Cumer of Raleigh gave her recommendations as well.

“Getting together you don’t live with, just isn’t wise right now,” she said.

Cohen highlighted the importance of hospitals having the capacity to hold patients.

“We want to make sure there is a hospital bed available for everyone who needs it, whether you have a heart attack, have COVID-19, or have been involved in an accident,” she said. “People aren’t only sick with COVID but are sick with other things.”

Cohen said North Carolina hospitals and frontline workers are doing a “wonderful job” managing “that strain right now.”

“We know that this pandemic will end,” she said. “We want to be a part of the solution, not a part of the spread.”

11 a.m. - Dozens of drivers were lined up at Cone Health's Green Valley campus this morning, waiting to get tested ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The wait time was around two hours. 

Testing turnaround time in North Carolina is slowing down. If you're hoping to get tested and get results before Thanksgiving, you might want to make an appointment this weekend. DHHS says the average turnaround time from the swab to the final result is 2.5 days. However, Thursday's newly confirmed cases took even longer - 3.5 days - to get results. 

RELATED: NCDHHS offering 120 no-cost testing events ahead of Thanksgiving

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

4:45 p.m. - COVID-19 testing site information for Thanksgiving holiday provided below. 

These events are in drive-thru testing format and appointments must be made in advance due to expected heavy traffic.

Greensboro Site Testing, Guilford County Division of Public Health, 1100 East Wendover Avenue

For morning appointments in Greensboro, Monday – Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon, please call 336-641-7527.

For afternoon appointments in Greensboro, Monday – Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., register online.

The testing site will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 26. StarMed will provide testing on Friday, Nov. 27 from noon – 6 p.m. For an appointment, register online.

High Point Site Testing, Guilford County Division of Public Health, 501 East Green Drive

For appointments in High Point, Monday – Wednesday between 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., register online.

This testing site will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Testing will be provided by eTrueNorth on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For an appointment, register online.

All those arriving for COVID-19 testing are asked to please wear a face covering. Regular testing times will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.

2:50 p.m. -- In a new update, Cone Health says Green Valley is NOT at capacity. 

There are 129 coronavirus patients across all Cone Health campuses. There are about 80 patients at Green Valley today. Bruce Swords, with Cone Health, says the significance of today's hospitalization numbers is that the numbers are accelerating much faster than anticipated. A spokesperson initially said the COVID hospital at Green Valley (which has 116 beds) was at capacity but later issued a correction, clarifying the cases are spread out across other Cone campuses, as well, and the Green Valley campus still had bed space.

Noon -- North Carolina reached a new record for daily COVID-19 cases (4,296). It's the first time the state has surpassed 4,000 new cases in a single day. Testing demand remains high before Thanksgiving, according to Quest Diagnostics. 

Cone Health's COVID-19 ward at Green Valley is at capacity (116). The hospital is having to use its other campuses as there are 129 COVID-19 patients as of Thursday. However, some patients with other pressing needs, like pregnant women and cancer patients, were already being treated at those other campuses. 

The next state COVID-19 task force briefing is Friday, but there's no set time yet. It's unclear if the governor will speak. 

10 a.m. -- Some Triad school districts are pausing reentry or moving back to remote learning temporarily, but Dr. Christopher Ohl, infectious disease expert with Wake Forest Baptist Health, said schools are much safer than other businesses that are already open. 

During his Thursday COVID-19 update for the Triad, Ohl expressed frustration that schools could be closed for much longer if school boards listen to misinformation about coronavirus.

"We need to look at real science and the schools are safer than the Halloween party, safer than going to a brewpub and getting pizza, or having people at your house. The schools are safer than most anywhere else," Ohl said. "The bars are open, the fitness centers are open. Shame on us as a society. What's important?" 

WS/FCS district has paused the reentry process for second-graders and higher, and Guilford County Schools announced its schools will move to remote-learning for one week to prevent COVID spread. 

“I know Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and other school systems are facing incredibly difficult decisions and they are doing the best they can. I have worked with and supported WS/FCS throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so. My comments were not directed toward the WS/FCS school system, the school board or to the majority of parents, teachers or stakeholders. I think it’s time to have a science-based and not emotional dialogue about getting our kids back in school safely. I know it’s difficult but I also know it can be done.  We really are all in this together and I know we all want the best for our children," Ohl said.

"I listen to Dr. Ohl today. I agree, we need to move our students safely back in the classrooms. As you know, we currently have students attending in person and will move the other grades back in the buildings in January," Dana Caudill Jones, WS/FCS Board of Education Member said.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020

11:30 a.m. - North Carolina's percent positive is at 9.2% - the highest since July 23. New cases topped 3,000 for the fifth time since last Tuesday. Davie and Wilkes counties have percent positive rates above 10%, according to the new county system report released Tuesday. Those counties are in the 'red' critical category for COVID spread. However, the impact on hospitals for these counties is still 'low.' 

7 a.m. - Pfizer announced new promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine. The company says the vaccine has been 95% effective in clinical trials. Both Pfizer and Moderna are on track to seeking approval of emergency use of their vaccines from federal regulators. If approved, COVID vaccines could start being distributed to the most vulnerable people in December. 

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

3:15 p.m. - The new county alert system shows viral hotspots. 

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"Let me be clear, the whole state is experiencing widespread transmission. Cases across the country are surging, forcing states to go backward. Right now our metrics are increasing, not surging. But a surge can happen quickly."

3:10 p.m. - Counties of concern are designated as red, orange or yellow using a combination of three specific metrics under the new COVID-19 Alert System. 

"These are from the same set of metrics we use every week to give an update on how North Carolina is doing with COVID-19," Dr. Mandy Cohen said.

3:05 p.m. - State officials announced they will introduce a new COVID-19 County Alert System.

"Today, we’re introducing a county alert system to identify North Carolina counties with the highest levels of community spread and offer specific recommendations for how working together with us can bring down their numbers," Gov. Cooper said.

3:02 p.m. - North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers remain too high, according to Gov. Cooper. 

He said percent positive has crept back up to around 8%. The weekend saw the highest day of reported cases, and Tuesday the state reported the highest rate of hospitalizations since the pandemic began. 

3 p.m. - Gov. Roy Cooper and the state coronavirus task force will give an update on COVID-19 in North Carolina. During his press briefing last week, Cooper extended the Phase 3 order and also limited indoor gatherings to 10 people. With the state's COVID-19 metrics trending in the wrong direction, many are wondering if he'll impose more restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

12 p.m. - The state health department reported another high day of new COVID-19 cases - more than 3,200. The percent positive is also hovering around 8%. Quest Diagnostics says testing demand increased 50% from late September and is slowing down North Carolina's testing turnaround time before Thanksgiving. The company reports it is taking 2.3 days from swab to lab to NCDHHS to report the result. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

12 p.m. - The state health department released the latest COVID numbers for North Carolina. (See above.) New cases were down to less than 2,000 for Monday. The percentage of positive tests is at more than 8% but remains steady. Health officials want that metric to be below 5% for two-weeks straight before loosening restrictions. 

7 a.m. - Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is showing promising results. The company says its vaccine appears to be nearly 95% effective. Moderna's competitor, Pfizer, announced similar results for its own COVID-19 vaccine last week. Both companies are on track to seeking federal approval of the vaccine within weeks. 

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