The Montgomery County Health Department is reporting cases to North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This data is updated daily and can be viewed by using the link below. This site represents the most up to date information available.
COVID Vaccine Information
As of 1/14/2021, the Montgomery County Health Department is giving the COVID vaccine to those 65 years and older, health-care workers who care for or work directly with COVID-19 patients, including staff responsible for cleaning and maintenance in these areas, staff and residents of long-term care facilities and health-care workers who administer vaccines.
Registration is open now. Forms are available at the link below or at the Montgomery County Library located at 215 West Main Street in Troy. Forms will be processed as vaccine is available.
Forms can be placed in the Information Box located at the front entrance of the Montgomery County Health Department located at 217 South Main Street in Troy. Forms can also be placed in the night deposit box located at 102 East Spring Street in Troy.
Registration can be completed using the fillable form by using the link below. An email is required for the fillable form.
If you would like to register by phone, please call (910)572-1393 ext 1236. Calls will be answered as staff are available.
Free community testing is now being offered through a partnership with NCDHHS and OPTUM Serve. Testing will be at the Montgomery County Agriculture Center, 200 Glenn Road, Troy, NC 27371. Testing will run from November 2nd to January 31st. Visit lhi.care/covidtesting to verify the location and to schedule an appointment.
- Check My Symptoms (www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms)
- A free tool from NCDHHS that allows you to enter your symptoms and determine if you should get tested for COVID-19.
- Note: The symptom checker is an informational tool to help people determine if they may need to be tested; however it is not a physician order. Testing sites may require their own screening.
- Find My Testing Place (www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace)
- A free website from NCDHHS that allows you to enter their ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations.
Know Your Ws: Wear, Wash, Wait
If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash
- Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people
- Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.
More information from NCDHHS is available here.
COVID-19 Wellness Resources
NCDHHS has created a list of resources to help residents state wide maintain their overall health and wellness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. View here for more information.
Telehealth in NC
The Montgomery County Department of Health is now offering telehealth services. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (910) 572-1393.
Staying home does not mean ignoring your health. Telehealth allows people to get health care services using a computer, tablet, smart phone or other technology. All insurance companies in the state, including Medicaid and Medicare, are covering healthcare visits through telehealth.
Cloth Masks and Face Coverings
Watch U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, show you how to make your own face covering. (Video)
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Sharing Accurate Information on Social Media
To be certain that you are seeing and sharing the most accurate COVID-19 information, please follow NCDHHS and the CDC. This information is reliable and can be shared easily to ensure that only reliable and accurate information is being spread.
Click here for more information on reliable COVID-19 updates.
People who have questions or concerns related to COVID-19 can call 866-462-3821 for more information. Press 1 for English or to ask for a language interpreter. Spanish speakers should press 2. To submit questions online, go to www.ncpoisoncontrol.org and select "Chat". You can also call 2-1-1 for more information.
Click here for more information on social distancing measures and terminology.
A Kid's Guide to COVID-19
More information is also available on the NC DPH novel coronavirus website, the CDC's website, and from the World Health Organization. NC State Government has also created a website with COVID-19 information from across state government.
Johns Hopkins CSSE has developed a COVID-19 Map with information on confirmed cases worldwide.
Common COVID-19 myths.