Coronavirus/COVID-19

Visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

COVID-19 surveillance is changing, as key metrics – such as testing positivity rates and total case counts – have become more difficult to quantify due to at-home testing. We have linked to the state dashboard in order to remain consistent with new metrics the state is using to track COVID-19.

Vaccinations are being offered at many locations throughout Catawba County, including some local physician offices, pharmacies and urgent cares. For a list of vaccination providers near you, click HERE. New bivalent boosters are available for individuals age 5 and up.

How to Get Vaccinated with Us: Appointments are preferred, but not required.

Schedule an Appointment by Phone: Call the Catawba County Public Health COVID-19 Referral & Information Line at 828-282-2002 to speak to an appointment specialist and schedule your appointment.

Lookup/Print Your Vaccination Record:Instructions

Check My Symptoms Tool

Testing is widely available throughout Catawba County at physician offices, pharmacies and more. Find a site close to you: Find My Testing Place

Mako Medical offers free COVID-19 PCR testing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the back parking lot at Catawba County Public Health. Individuals who wish to receive testing can pre-register at https://mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?location=7364. No appointment needed, no cost to the patient, and no ID required.

Free at-home tests:

Catawba County Public Health is a Community Access Point for free at-home COVID-19 test kits. This adds convenience for individuals and families that need testing, but don’t want to go through the testing line or for individuals who need testing on a day when it is not offered in the parking lot outside. Results of these tests are usually available in about 15 minutes. A few guidelines for individuals who want to receive the kits:

  • There is no residency requirement. Individuals do not have to live in Catawba County.
  • Individuals picking up the tests must be over the age of 14.
  • Individuals may pick-up up to 10 tests per person, per visit.

Tests can be used for community events. Call 828-695-5800 to make arrangements.

COVID Resources
North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Slow the Spread English, Spanish

If you are not vaccinated, it's still important for you to remember your Ws! English, Spanish
Wear a face covering.
Wait 6 feet apart from other people.
Wash your hands often.

Catawba County Community Resource Inventory

Child Care/Parenting Resources

Catawba County Partnership for Children/Children's Resource Center COVID-19 Child Care/Parenting Resources

Food Assistance - State Benefits
SNAP Online / Apply in Person: Catawba County Social Services, 3030 11th Avenue Dr. SE, Hickory. (828) 695-5600. No appointment required.
North Carolina WIC

Food Assistance - Local Meals & Pantries
The Corner Table Soup Kitchen
Hickory Soup Kitchen
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM)
Senior Nutrition Services

Call Ahead to the Following Organizations:
Sherrills Ford Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet 828-478-9652
Springs Road Baptist Church 828-256-5340
Hickory Church of Christ 828-464-4983
Highland United Methodist Church 828-327-8066
Hopewell United Methodist Church 828-478-9625
Centro Latino 828-330-0477
AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) 828-322-1447
Council on Aging (West Hickory Senior Center) 828-328-2269

Employment/Unemployment Resources
NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub

Mental Health Resources
Local Assistance/Partners Behavioral Health Management: 1-888-235-HOPE (4673)

While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options are available if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less. If taken early, they can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Ask your doctor about treatment or call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish). Info and eligibility