The Corona Times

The COVID-19 virus and Mitchell County, North Carolina's response to it.

Practicing Social Distancing is Tough!

The Corona Times - March 28, 2020by Rhonda GunterChair of the Board of Directors of the MCHSNOTE: On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued a statewide Stay At Home order (Executive Order 121) that directs people to stay at home except to visit...

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Slowing Down and Smelling The Roses

The Corona Times - March 27, 2020by Brandon PittmanIt has been three or four weeks since the Covid-19 cases first started appearing in the United States.  As of this afternoon 03/27/2020 the US total confirmed is 94,238 according to John Hopkins...

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The Tension Increases

The Corona Times - March 26, 2020So the first full day of Mitchell County being listed as a county where a person tests positive for COVID-19 is today. Of course, this person’s privacy has been protected by local health and governmental officials, but I’m...

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The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The Corona Times - March 25, 2020SPECIAL NOTE: Mitchell County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Toe River Health District made the announcement at 8:30 this evening.COVID-19 is not the first major pandemic in our region. Many of you have heard...

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The Waiting Begins

MCHS Board member David Biddix shares his thoughts about the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent action undertaken to help slow the spread of the virus.

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More Changes

The closure of more businesses and cancelling of public schools until May 15, 2020 dominate the news on this date.

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Our Journey Begins

We begin our journal of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mitchell County with a post summing up the events of the past 10 days and where we are as of Sunday, March 22.

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