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County Drops to Yellow Tier of COVID-19 Alert

Mar 19, 2021

Cumberland County has dropped from the Orange Tier to the Yellow Tier of the NC County Alert System, according to the most recent available data taken from Feb. 28 – March 13.

 

Though the Yellow Tier of the NC County Alert System indicates significant community spread, it is less severe than the Orange Tier, which indicates substantial spread. Cumberland County was in Orange up until the end of February.

 

Cumberland County’s COVID-19 positive test rate is at 6.4%. The World Health Organization recommends a positive rate of 5%.

 

The Department of Public Health reports 13 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus since the beginning of March, bringing the total to 289 deaths. There have been 25,173 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.

 

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 14.1% of Cumberland County’s population is at least partially vaccinated and almost 10% is fully vaccinated.

“There are nine providers in our County offering vaccinations at 15 locations, so our citizens have several options on where to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Jennifer Green. You can find your spot at https://myspot.nc.gov/.

Vaccine Clinic Information

Cumberland County continues to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics to individuals in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. An online application form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose and second dose of the vaccine. Second doses are automatically scheduled after the first dose is received.

 

There will be a clinic for first doses tomorrow, Saturday, March 20, at the Crown Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required.

 

The clinic schedule for next week follows:

 

  • Tuesday, March 23: Second doses; appointments only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. No standby lane.
  • Wednesday, March 24: First and second doses; appointments only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. No standby lane.
  • Friday, March 26: First doses; appointments only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Standby lane from 3 to 5 p.m. for eligible individuals.

 

Visit co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine to make an appointment. Call (910) 678-7657 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cumberland County COVID-19 UPDATE 3/19/2021

CASES

 

# of cases

25,173

% of positive cases

6.4%

# of deaths

289

 

 

Vaccination Data

 

Eligible Groups 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Doses administered to Cumberland County residents

 

1st dose administered through March 19

47,224 NOTE: represents different providers receiving vaccines through NCDHHS

2nd dose administered through March 11

32,734

1st dose percent of population vaccinated

14.1%

2nd dose percent of population vaccinated

9.8%

 

 

CLINIC SCHEDULE

 

Cumberland County Health Department Vaccination Clinics for Week of March 22-26

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville

Tuesday, March 23

2nd Dose. By Appointment Only

Wednesday, March 23

1st and 2nd Doses. By Appointment Only for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4

Friday, March 26

1st Dose. Appointments 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby Lane (first-come, first served) from 3 to 5 p.m. for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4