Coronavirus: What you need to know in Asheville, Buncombe Aug. 21 – Citizen Times

21August 2020


Carrleigh Woodcock, 6, has her temperature checked after answering a list of questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms on the first day of school at Bell Elementary, August 17, 2020. The first grader said she didn't have any symptoms but reported a loose tooth.

ASHEVILLE- Since midday Aug. 20, there have actually been 2,166 cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County residents, including

54 deaths. In an afternoon instruction, health director Stacie Saunders said the county is seeing 25-30 brand-new cases of the disease every day, which is below approximately about 40 a month ago. “This is an improvement, but not an indication that we can stop doing the things that

help stop the spread of COVID-19 like using a face covering, remaining 6 feet apart and cleaning our hands frequently,”Saunders said. Practically 50,000 tests have been finished in Buncombe County. Saunders said about 5 % have actually returned

favorable over the past couple of weeks. Here are a couple of more things to learn about the coronavirus pandemic in Asheville and Buncombe

County: Trainees returned to school this weekStudents headed back to class with a rotating in-person and virtual class schedule at Bell Elementary August 17, 2020.

Trainees went back to school Aug. 17, with those in Buncombe County Schools returning under Plan B Beyond, a mostly remote design that consists of some in-person orientation, and those in< a href ="https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/07/23/asheville-city-schools-start-school-year-virtual-learning-only/5497302002/"target="_ blank "rel=”noopener”data-t-l= “| inline|intext|n/a”class =”gnt_ar_b_a “> Asheville City Schools returning under completely remote Strategy C. Simply 2 days earlier, a worker at Enka High School tested positive for

COVID-19 and twoothers are in quarantine due to possible direct exposure to the virus. More: Buncombe County Schools worker tests favorable for COVID-19; 3 Enka personnel

in quarantine On the very first day of school, a BCS spokeswoman likewise verified that a professional athlete at Owen High School had evaluated positive in June for COVID-19 during voluntary summer exercises with the football team. More: Buncombe County Schools confirm first COVID-19 case amongst student-athletes Previously, ACS revealed Aug. 3 the system would cancel all athletic workouts

till Aug. 21 after four athletes– 2 middle and 2 high school– evaluated positive for the health problem, affecting four sports teams across both schools.

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