- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in the state. Read more HERE.
- Top state education leaders joined Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. today to call on K-12 school districts across the state to allow in-person instruction for all students. Read more HERE.
- North Carolina surpassed the 1 million mark of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across the state last Friday. This milestone capped a week when the state's vaccine providers administered more than 99 percent of first doses. Read more HERE.
- On January 27, North Carolina reported administering 99% of its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and as of this morning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the state as 6th in the nation for total doses administered, 12th for first doses administered per 100,000 people, and 17th for total doses administered per 100,000 people. Read more HERE.
- 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, Craven, Cumberland, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lenoir, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Onslow, Orange, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Stanly, 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.
- Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary Cohen 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.
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