COVID-19 Situation Update: January 7 | Beaufort County Now | Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. to last through at least Friday, January 29.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Situation Update: January 7

Press Release:

    Daily Update:

  • Governor Cooper extended North Carolina's Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 p.m.–5 a.m. to last through at least Friday, January 29. Read more HERE.
  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a Secretarial Directive telling North Carolinians to stay home except for essential activities and avoid gathering, especially indoors, with people who do not live with you. The directive comes as the state reports 84 counties as red in the COVID-19 County Alert System released today, meaning most of the state has critical levels of viral spread. Read more HERE.
  • Former Governor Jim Hunt, Mrs. Carolyn Hunt, Washington County Commissioner Julius Walker, Jr., and Rep. Shelly Willingham (D-23) were among North Carolina's 75 and older population to receive the first of the two-part COVID-19 vaccine today at the Wilson County Health Department. 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, Bertie, Bladen, Cabarrus, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cleveland, Cumberland, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Greene, Guilford, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Stanly, Surry, 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:

  • NCDHHS announced that Food and Nutrition Services recipients will see a temporary increase in the amount of benefits they receive. This increase is part of the federal Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. Read more HERE.
  • NCDHHS announced it updated its vaccination plan to align with new federal recommendations issued last week. The changes simplify the vaccine process and continue the state's commitment to first protect health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Read more HERE.

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


  • 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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