COVID-19 Answers by Rockingham County Interim Public Health Director
Posted on Friday April 24, 2020
Susan Young answers questions many citizens had posed regarding COVID-19!
Interim Public Health Director Answers Citizens' Questions Regarding COVID-19

WENTWORTH, NC (April 24, 2020) - During a Friday afternoon interview, Rockingham County Interim Public Health Director, Susan Young, answered questions many citizens had posed.  Check out her answers on Facebook at Rockingham County NC -

Each week, a list of frequently asked questions from citizens are presented to Young.  Citizens may email future questions to be answered to

This week's questions included:

1.      Where can I be tested? 

2.      What are the symptoms? 

3.      When can I get my haircut and when will bars open?

4.      Have we had any outbreaks in Rockingham County with nursing homes or long-term care facilities? 

5.      Explain the word asymptomatic.

6.      How long will the tents be in front of the Governmental Center checking in patrons? 

7.      Summarize Gov. Roy Cooper's April 23rd Executive Order extending NC’s Stay At Home Order through May 8th

8.      Explain again this roadmap guided by testing, tracing and trends.

9.      Gov. Cooper emphasized "the health and safety of people in North Carolina must be our top priority” ... and that this roadmap will help ease "restrictions in stages to push our economy forward.”  Please help our audience better understand NC has not yet seen a downward trajectory of the metrics needed

10.  What about testing? 

11.  What about availability of Personal Protective Equipment ... PPE's?

12.  At the last meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners there was an excellent COVID-19 presentation by you and leaders of Annie Penn Hospital and UNC Rockingham Hospital.  Give us a quick overview.

13.  In the next few days, what do you want everyone to remember?  

Young talked with Public Information Officer Mable Scott for the "Rockingham County 4-1-1" video to air on the county website, social media, and the Rockingham County TV Channel, Spectrum 1304.

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