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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Situation Update: December 29

Press Release:

    Daily Update:

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced beginning Jan. 4, households can apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) online HERE. Read more HERE.
  • NCDHHS is partnering with the North Carolina Central University's Advanced Center for COVID-19 Related Disparities (NCCU ACCORD) to ensure comprehensive COVID-19 information is effective in reaching underserved communities in North Carolina. Read more HERE.
  • Governor Roy Cooper announced that he plans to extend the state's evictions moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent through at least January 31, 2021. Read more HERE.
  • To notify people as quickly as possible if they have tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, NCDHHS in cooperation with Local Health Departments, is expanding how it contacts people. Read more HERE.

    COVID-19 Testing:

  • Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. If you are sick, use the Check My Symptoms tool to help you determine if you need a COVID-19 test. People who do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also get tested, especially people from historically marginalized communities, including Latinx/Hispanic, Black/African American and American Indian Populations, who have been disproportionately affected by the virus.
  • North Carolina has upcoming testing events scheduled in Alamance, Avery, Beaufort, Bladen, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cumberland, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Surry, Vance, Wake, Yadkin, and Yancey counties. For an up-to-date list of events, visit the Community Testing Events webpage. Many events offer testing at no cost. For more details about a specific event, call ahead before you go for a test.
  • North Carolina COVID-19 testing is also provided at some local health departments, doctor and clinician offices, hospitals and clinics, many pharmacy sites and retail outlets, and other community locations. Some people who work in long-term care facilities and other high-risk settings may be tested through their work. You can find testing sites by using the Find My Testing Place tool online.

    ICYMI:

  • Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared updates on the COVID-19 County Alert System, warning that more than 90 percent of North Carolina counties are now designated as red or orange. Read more HERE.
  • NCDHHS added data on people vaccinated to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard. Data will be provided for the total number of people statewide and by county of residence who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more HERE. View the Vaccinations Dashboard HERE.

    For a full list of the department's videos on COVID-19, go to the NCDHHS COVID-19 YouTube Channel.

    For more information and updates on COVID-19, visit HERE and HERE.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov



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