Friends and neighbors, IMPORTANT CORRECTION, there are NO confirmed cases of COVID19 in Alleghany or Montgomery Counties.  I broke the first rule of information sharing- especially in a public health crisis.  This misinformation could have a huge impact on all the small businesses in our area and I offer my sincere apology for adding to the misinformation and stress.

As of Saturday, DHHS said there are 11 cases in Wake County, two in Forsyth County and one each in Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Cabarrus, Harnett, Onslow, Wayne, Brunswick, Craven and Mecklenburg counties.”      The VDH provided the following breakdown of locations for all 41 cases reported as of Saturday: 10 in Fairfax County, 8 in James City County, 7 in Arlington County, 5 in Loudoun County, 3 in Virginia Beach, 2 in Prince William County, 1 in Spotsylvania County, 1 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Hanover County, 1 in Chesterfield County, 1 in Alexandria, and 1 in Harrisonburg.

Sincerely, Michelle Pridgen