COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE STATE: Effective Monday, March 27, 2020

-Gov. Roy Cooper signs Stay at Home order for entire state of North Carolina to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All Individuals currently in the state are ordered to stay at home or their place of residence. The order goes into affect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
Only travel for essential activities is allowed. This includes: shopping for food, making medical visits, purchasing other necessary supplies, getting exercise, going to work at businesses authorized to remain open...
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-Governor Roy Cooper ordered tighter limits on gatherings and extended school closures statewide to May 15, 2020.

The executive order also closed some businesses that require close social interaction and limited visitors to long-term care centers including: Bingo Parlors, including Bingo sites operated by charitable organizations,Bowling Alleys, Indoor Exercise Facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, martial arts facilities, indoor trampoline and rock-climbing facilities), Health Clubs, Indoor Pools, Live Performance Venues, Movie Theaters, Skating Rinks, Spas, Sweepstakes Lounges, Video game arcades, Barber Shops, Beauty Salons (including waxing and hair removal centers), Hair Salons, Nail Salons/Manicure/Pedicure Providers, Massage Parlors, Tattoo Parlors.

Grocery stores and restaurants providing takeout and delivery will remain open.

-Medicaid is temporarily modifying its Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry Clinical Coverage Policies to better enable the delivery of remote care to Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition to telephone conversations and secure electronic messaging, the modifications will include the use of two-way real-time interactive audio and video to provide and support physical and behavioral health care when participants are in different physical locations. 

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  “This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Catawba County United Way.  We celebrate the legacy of the past and the strong roots our United Way was based upon. We honor the present and are so grateful for the generous donations of our community.  The future is bright as we look to the next generation of community leaders and supporters like you to help improve the health, education and emergency services for a stronger tomorrow. Join me in making a difference in our community and donate to the 75th anniversary campaign.”  - 2019 Campaign Chair- Amy Guyer, Vice President, Century Furniture/Rock House Family of Brands


Shurtape employee is this year's 

Fair Share Donor winner

Congratulations to Danny Miller from Shurtape...he is this year's winner in Catawba County United Way’s Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway. He won a brand new car from Paramount Automotive in Hickory. Thank You to all of our United Way donors. Your collective efforts help support more than 20 local programs that help provide hope to thousands of individuals and families in Catawba County when they need it the most.
The other Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway finalists were: Kimberly Hayes - Catawba County Schools, Samantha Owens - Shurtape, Minda Scronce - Century Furniture, Lisa Thompson - Catawba County DSS, Amy Robinson - Vanguard. Back: Brian Hendrix - CertainTeed, Robin Ferrell - Fiber-Line, Keith Rice - Vanguard and Verna Tapp from Shurtape.

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Our Money Needs Calculator helps you understand whether your family earns enough money to make ends meet. It considers where you live in North Carolina,your family makeup, taxes, and basic needs. Basic needs include housing, childcare, food, transportation, health care, and other essentials. You’ll also discover steps to get ahead, along with additional resources to help.

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