Two Alleghany County residents have tested positive for COVID-Coronavirus.

Both cases were announced Friday by AppHealthCare.

Both cases are patients who had a travel history. One of them is in isolation at home, the other has been hospitalized in Virginia.

Jennifer Greene, Health Director, AppHealthCare, said “Since this situation continues to change quickly, we know there are steps we need to take and continue to plan for so we can best respond to this virus and slow the spread... Governor Cooper announced a stay-at-home order for North Carolina that goes into effect Monday, March 30th at 5:00pm, and we want to urge people to stay at home as much as possible except for essential needs.”

AppHealthCare is working closely with local partners and agencies to ensure the public’s health is protected and precautions are being taken to protect all residents of Alleghany County.

Effective March 27th at 3:00 pm, no visitors will be allowed at any Alleghany Health facility except in the following situations:
-Hospitalized minors
-Patients at the end of life
-Patients needing help with communication, decision making, or mobility
There will be a maximum of 2 family members allowed per day.

Effective Monday, March 30th, Alleghany Health will cancel all elective surgeries.

AppHealthCare reminds the public to share credible, reliable information and practice prevention measures like handwashing, covering your cough and sneeze, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.