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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Situation Update: January 28

Press Release:

    Daily Update:

  • Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., visited the Piedmont Health SeniorCare center in Pittsboro to see patients in the Chatham County community receive the vaccine. Piedmont Health SeniorCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Program focused on providing care to underserved communities. Read more HERE.
  • Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced North Carolina's Modified Stay At Home Order, requiring people to be at home from 10 p.m.-5 a.m., will be extended. Face covering requirements and restrictions on individuals gathering in both indoor and outdoor settings are still in place. Executive Order No. 189 will be in effect through at least Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. 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, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cumberland, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gaston, Gates, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Stanly, Surry, Wake and Yadkin 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 is continuing two programs that help North Carolinians access services such as relief payments, access to primary medical care, diagnostic testing, food and additional supports during the pandemic. Read more HERE.
  • NCDHHS expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information about vaccine doses promised to and received by the state. Users are also able to see the percent of doses received that have been administered. Read more HERE.
  • NCDHHS launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their group can get vaccinated. 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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You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
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