Up & Coming Weekly

June 29, 2021

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10 UCW JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2021 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM NEWS e Cumberland County Department of Pub- lic Health is set to close the vaccination site at the Crown Coliseum on June 30 and focus vaccination efforts in other areas of the county. e Health Department will continue to host fre- quent vaccination clinics at the Health Department located at 1235 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville but will also continue outreach vaccination efforts to give county residents options which may be closer and more convenient for them. "Closing the Crown Coliseum is a natural next step for us in this pandemic as our numbers at the Crown have steadily declined," said Dr. Jennifer Green, Cumberland County Public Health Director. "We look forward to continuing our outreach efforts and meeting the community where they are." Cumberland County continues to see a downward trend of critical statistics according to June 21 data listed on the N.C. Department of Health and Hu- man Services COVID-19 Dashboard. With an overall downward trend in positive cases, over 28% of the county population have been partially vaccinated, and 26% are fully vaccinated. ese figures do not reflect Fort Bragg, Indian Health Service or the Veter- ans Affairs numbers. Cumberland County Department of Public Health supports the NCDHHS incentives to citizens to receive a chance to win a million dollars for those older than 18 years of age or $125,000 for those 12 to 17 years of age. More information can be found at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/summervaxcash. Cumberland County Updates e Health Department reports four Cumberland County residents have died of COVID-19 since June 11, bringing the total to 321 deaths. ere have been 30,195 cases in Cumberland County reported since the onset of the pandemic. As of June 23, Cumberland County's COVID-19 positive test rate is at 4.5%. e World Health Organi- zation recommends a positive rate at or below 5%. Twenty-eight providers in Cumberland County offer vaccinations at 48 locations. Find your spot at https://myspot.nc.gov/ to become fully vaccinated. Vaccine Clinic Information All individuals (age 12 and up) may schedule ap- pointments on the County's COVID-19 vaccine page at https://www.cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/ vaccination. An online application form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose and second dose of the vaccine. Second doses are automatically scheduled after the first dose is received. Upcoming clinic dates include: June 30, Crown Expo Center, 1960 Coliseum Drive (last day at the Crown), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for 2nd Dose Pfizer. e stand-by lane will be open. June 30, Murchinson Townhouses, 201 Rosemary St., 5-7 p.m. for the J&J vaccination. July 1, Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St., 3rd floor auditorium by appointment only (same day appointments available) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for J&J and 1st dose Pfizer. July 6, 7, 8 vaccinations will be available at the Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St., 3rd floor auditorium by appointment only (same day appoint- ments available) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for J&J and 1st dose Pfizer. Visit www.cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/vac- cination to make an appointment. First and second doses are the same. Individuals may attend a "sec- ond dose clinic" to receive their first dose. However, they will need to find another location when due to receive the second dose. Call 910- 678-7657 week- days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who need transportation to and from the vaccination site can call 910-678-7619 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance. COVER County to close Crown Coliseum COVID-19 vaccination site a STAFF REPORT

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