Macon County holds community COVID-19 testing in Highlands today

Macon County Emergency Management is hosting a targeted COVID-19 testing clinic in Highlands today for those who believe they may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

The clinic will be held at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until tests run out. Persons may get a COVID-19 test regardless of their ability to pay and do not need to schedule an appointment.

WHAT: COVID-19 Testing Clinic

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020; from 9am to 2pm

WHERE: The Farm at Old Edwards Inn, 332 Arnold Road, Highlands, NC 28741

DIRECTIONS: Dillard Road 1.2 miles, turn right onto Arnold Road, just past Highlands Country Club.

Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation will also be holding a testing clinic in Highlands on Saturday, June 13. More information on those clinics can be found on their website:

The entire state of North Carolina is under a “Safer at Home” executive order, currently under phase two. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19; however, anyone of any age can become infected with this illness.

Therefore, we ask that community members strictly follow the governor’s orders and continue to practice social distancing, as well as safe hygiene measures such as hand washing and frequently cleaning touched objects and surfaces. The public can monitor the different phases of re-opening and learn more about the restrictions at

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at and NCDHHS’ website at, which also includes future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

Symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, other lower respiratory illness (shortness of breath). If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2517. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., until further notice.

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