COVID-19 Resources

IPDC is committed to supporting the Isothermal region at all times, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find relevant information, resources, and support available to the public and business owners. Please click through the links below to familiarize yourself with the support available.

News and Resources

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by NC County

Map Credit to NC Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Best Defenses Against COVID-19

Mask Guidance

Reducing COVID-19 Anxiety and Stress

Rumors Surrounding COVID-19

COVID-19 Data & Resources – Dogwood Health

Click here to see Dogwood Health’s data on daily counts by WNC county, statewide data courtesy of the News & Observer, and Spanish language updates courtesy of Hola Carolina

Frequently Asked Questions about North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety purposes.

This Stay at Home Order will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the medical system from being overwhelmed by keeping individuals from being exposed to the virus and keeping those who have the virus from spreading it to others. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Stay At Home Order

General Information

County-Specific Resource Pages

Each county has specific resources for their citizens.

Cleveland County

McDowell County

Polk County

Rutherford County

COVID-19 Reopening Resources

On the COVID-19 Reopening Resources page, you can find helpful information and links to learn how to reopen safely in accordance with Governor Cooper phases to transition out of the NC Stay-At-Home Order.

COVID-19 Business Resources

On the COVID-19 Business Resources page, you can find important information for business owners in the Isothermal region and North Carolina. Information on small business loans from Mountain BizWorks, the North Carolina Rural Center, the Small Business Administration, and more is available on this page.

COVID-19 Individual Resources

IPDC has gathered information from reliable sources such as the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) to provide resources for individuals in our community who require assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, you can find information for older adults, unemployment insurance, and more on this page.

COVID-19 Internet & Mobile Service Offerings

Internet connectivity is a growing demand around the Isothermal region as schools have closed and more people find themselves working from home. On the COVID-19 Internet and Mobile Service Offerings page, you can find information on how to obtain services and boost your connectivity.

Jobs Available/Businesses Hiring/Workforce Training

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many to search for jobs during this uncertain time. On this webpage, you can find links to companies that are currently hiring amidst the pandemic, information how to contact local NCWorks Career Centers to assist with job searches, and more.