As positive COVID-19 case counts continue to rise nationally and across our state, the Moore County Health Department encourages everyone to remain steadfast in adhering to all mandated and recommended control measures for the virus.
This is particularly important to be mindful of as we enter the Fourth of July holiday weekend when gatherings and travel are typically the norm.
For Moore County, COVID-19 cases for individuals in the 25-49 age range now make up the majority of cases (34.2%). The number of cases for those age 25-49 has more than doubled since May 22, when North Carolina entered phase two of reopening and restrictions were eased.
“Those who are in the 25-49 age group tend to be more socially mobile than others,” says Health Director Robert Wittmann. “They also tend to make up the bulk of the workforce in our service and hospitality industries, making it even more important for them to be vigilant when it comes to hygiene practices and social distancing.”
Executive Order #147, which extended Order #141’s “Safer at Home” restrictions and requires North Carolinians (with some exceptions) to wear face coverings in public when social distancing is not possible, took effect on June 26.
Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.