Thursday February 18, 2021

Cabarrus This Week: LunchPlus Club delivers more than a meal

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LunchPlus Club delivers more than a meal

COVID-19 news and information

County program helps residents weatherize homes

A last look at the Frank Liske Park barn



LunchPlus Club delivers more than a meal

Cabarrus County’s LunchPlus Club provides nutritious meals and education to local seniors each weekday at six locations across Cabarrus County.

Due to COVID-19, LunchPlus currently operates as a drive-thru, but staff and participants are still finding ways to have fun while learning about important health initiatives. Recently, they turned red in honor of American Heart Health Month.

In the video below, hear from Nutrition Program Supervisor Cindy Hall on the importance of continued outreach in the pandemic.

Learn more about the LunchPlus Club by calling 704-920-1400, select option 1.

COVID-19 Resources

Timeline announced for Group 3 frontline workers
You Have A Spot, Take Your Shot


North Carolina recently outlined a timeline for Group 3 frontline worker COVID-19 vaccine administration. Beginning February 24, anyone working in child care or in pre-K – 12 schools will qualify.

Because vaccine supply continues to be limited and the Group 3 population of frontline essential workers is so large, the state needs to move to the next group gradually.

Those working in childcare and schools, such as teachers, bus and van drivers, custodial and maintenance staff, and food service workers, will be eligible first. This includes staff in childcare centers and homes, Head Start programs, preschool and pre-K programs, traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools.

Under the latest timeline, the state plans to move to additional frontline workers on March 10.

States must vaccinate people in groups due to limited supply. North Carolina is currently vaccinating people in Groups 1 and 2, which include healthcare workers, long-term care staff and residents and people 65 and older. In the coming weeks, providers will continue to vaccinate these groups. More than 40 percent of North Carolina’s residents 65 and older have been vaccinated.

Residents (including those who have received their first and second vaccine) are encouraged to continue practicing the 3W's:
• Wear a mask
• Wait 6 feet apart
• Wash your hands often


For more information, visit Find My Vaccine Group (nc.gov).

CHA vaccination update

Cabarrus Health Alliance COVID-19 vaccine groups

As distribution is made available locally, Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), our local public health authority, is working to vaccinate individuals that identify as Group 1 or Group 2. Definitions below.

GROUP 1:

  • Healthcare workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents, people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

GROUP 2:

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

As vaccines are made available, qualified individuals can schedule an appointment at www.cabarrushealth.org/vaccineclinics.

County program helps residents weatherize homes

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, the cold nights can take a serious toll on our heating bills. To help, Cabarrus County offers weatherization assistance, which aims to help low-income, elderly and disabled persons make their homes more energy efficient. For more information, call 704-290-2142.

A last look at the Frank Liske Park barn

Nearly a year ago, firefighters arrived to find Frank Liske Park’s iconic barn engulfed in flames. Now, with input from the community, the County is steadily working to rebuild the historic landmark. The design process is underway, and crews are working to clear debris and make room for the new facility. In the video below, Senior Parks Program Manager Perry Gabriel shares an update.

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