Press Releases

Food and Nutrition Services Participants Can Now Use Benefits for Online Purchases at Carlie C’s

Friday, October 30, 2020

Starting today, North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services participants will be able to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards at an additional authorized online EBT retailer, Carlie C’s. This flexibility will allow participants to buy food while also promoting social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and helping families with transportation and mobility barriers.

NCDHHS Launches Online Portal to Reimburse Providers Treating Those Without Health Insurance for COVID-19 Related Primary Care Visits

Friday, October 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today launched an online portal for primary care providers to request reimbursement for COVID-19 related costs for individuals without insurance.

NCDHHS Launches New Advertisement to Urge North Carolinians to Wear A Mask When With Close Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

As North Carolinians look towards the holidays and begin to plan celebratory gatherings, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launches a new advertisement as part of the statewide "Whatever Your Reason" campaign. This newest television commercial reminds everyone the decision to wear a mask is not about “who you know, or how well you know them.”

NCDHHS and NCDPS Ask Local Leaders to Take Action to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

With North Carolina’s COVID-19 trends moving in the wrong direction, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Safety sent a letter to local leaders asking them to help slow the spread of the virus by promoting the 3 Ws and considering local actions to improve compliance with executive orders.

NC Medicaid Extends Support to Providers to Help Maintain Access to Services During COVID-19

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) is extending temporary provider rate increases related to COVID-19 through the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, which goes through Jan. 21, 2021.

NCDHHS Adds New Clusters Report to COVID-19 Dashboard; Releases Guidance for Private Gatherings

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In the past two weeks, North Carolina has seen an increase in COVID-19 clusters from social events and other gatherings such as parties, family gatherings, weddings and funerals according to a new weekly report the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added today to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard. The department has also released new guidance for private gatherings.

NCDHHS Adds New Data to NC COVID-19 Dashboard

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today added demographic data for hospitalizations to the NC COVID-19 Hospitalizations Demographics Dashboard. Data is provided by age, gender, race and ethnicity for patients who were newly admitted to the hospital and confirmed or suspected to be positive for COVID-19 at the time of admission. The data provides further insight into the different demographic groups being hospitalized due to COVID-19.

NCDHHS Adds New County-Level Data to COVID-19 Dashboard

Friday, October 16, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding new county-level data to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard on the County Map by Cases section of the Summary dashboard page. 

NCDHHS Submits COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to CDC

Friday, October 16, 2020

North Carolina today submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The goal of the plan is to immunize everyone who is eligible for and wants a COVID-19 vaccine.

NCDHHS Reports Highest One-Day Increase of COVID-19 Cases

Friday, October 16, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s highest one-day increase of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 2,684 new cases reported. The department is also reporting the second highest number of hospitalizations in the past 30 days, with 1,148 reported.