Amazon will stop testing workers for COVID-19 at its warehouses at the end of this month, citing the availability of vaccines and free testing. The company began testing warehouse workers last year when tests were more difficult to secure. Warehouse workers, who were considered essential, packed and shipped orders throughout the pandemic. Amazon disclosed in October that nearly 20,000 workers, or about 1.4% of its total workforce, had been infected with COVID-19 by that point in 2020. Vaccines began to roll out about two months later and in May, employees who uploaded a picture of their vaccine cards to an…
ASHEBORO — The county health department is ending its weekly COVID reports. According to the department, while COVID-19 is still present in the community, the case rate, percent positivity, etc. have leveled off the last few weeks. The weekly report evolved over time and included confirmed cases, deaths, and vaccinations.
ASHEBORO — Nutrition Xtreme celebrated the opening of their new location at 1017 South Fayetteville St. (Hillside Shopping Center) in Asheboro on June 29. They have been in business since 2013 and offer healthy smoothies, energy teas, and health and wellness coaching. Attending the event were (left to right) Susan Robbins, Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Chair Kelly Heath, Asheboro City Councilmen Charlie Swiers and Walker Moffitt, owners Barb and Gary Nance, Audrey Macintosh, Stevie Robbins, Kimber Folden, Chamber ambassador Rhonda Ratcliffe, and Kristen Toscano. (PHOTO: Asheboro/Randolph Chamber)
ASHEBORO — Crush Nutrition and Energy celebrated the opening of their new business at 1438 East Dixie Dr. in Asheboro on July 1. The store offers healthy shakes, energy teas, and health and wellness coaching. Attending the event were (left to right) Asheboro Mayor Pro Tem Walker Moffitt, Jacob Koontz, Aiden Koontz, Easton Johnson, owners Amy and Jamie Johnson, Logan Jones, Jillian Stern, Grace Runyon and Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Chair Kelly Heath. (PHOTO: Asheboro/Randolph Chamber)