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Local Officials Prepare For Virus – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 3/2/2020 at 2:40pm

County officials, law enforcement, health officials and others met last Thursday to, among other things, discuss the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo)

Transylvania County officials, educators and health care providers have been preparing local response efforts in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak for weeks now, but the risk of contracting the virus in the county is "very low," according to Tara Rybka, Transylvania Public Health's public information officer.

She said the situation is evolving rapidly and that county officials are updating protocols for responding to a disease outbreak.

As of this morning, North Carolina did not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, while in the U.S. there were 88 cases of those confirm...

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