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Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health


Last updated 9/15/2021 at 3:52pm

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance.

The N.C. Public Health Alliance operates as a staffing agency to serve local health departments throughout the state. TPH requested to use state funding meant to address COVID-19 data, education, testing and vaccination duties, and to contract seven additional employees to help.

During Monday’s meeting, Elaine Russell, public health director, said the health...

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