COVID-19 Update, July 17  New daily highs were reached in North Carolina over the past week in hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and in daily increases in confirmed cases.  COVID-19 cases in North Carolina now total 95,477, and 1606 deaths from the coronavirus have occurred.  The state remains in phase 2 of the reopening plan.  Publics schools will reopen next month with reduced in-classroom capacity and with options for partial or complete online learning. 

Coronavirus infections continue to occur in Stokes County---22 new COVID-19 cases over the past week and 184 cases in the county since the pandemic began.  High rates of coronavirus infection also persist in the counties around us:  77 new cases in Surry County over the past seven days (642 total), 56 new cases in Rockingham County (341 total), 23 new cases in Yadkin County (399 total), and 428 new cases in Forsyth County (4008 total).  

The spread of coronavirus infections in our area is as severe as it has been since the first cases appeared here in early April.  Please do your part to slow its spread:  stay home as much as possible, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands with soap and water.

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  The name Our Communities of Northwest Stokes reflects our vision and primary mission: strong communities in Northwest Stokes, NC. Based in the tiny unincorporated hamlet of Francisco, population approximately 500, our active volunteer base is approximately 50 and always expanding.  The impact of our work extends throughout the county. We focus on strengthening community well-being through the support of education, agriculture, small businesses, recreation, the arts, and other needs as they evolve.